13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Haleakala National Park, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get outside with The Ocean Project On Maui, then take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary app.

Tampa to Lahaina is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Tampa to Lahaina. In October, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Haleakala National Park, Maui

— 2 nights

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakala Sunrise Tours, Waimoku Falls, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Waimoku Falls, surround yourself with nature on Haleakala Sunrise Tours, stroll through Sliding Sands Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater, then cruise along Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), and finally stroll through Ke‘anae Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huialoha Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipiwai Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, and finally take a peaceful walk through Bamboo Forest.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Haleakala National Park journey planner.

You can take a bus from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park in 2 hours. October in Haleakala National Park sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Keanakakoi Crater Overlook and Kīlauea. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, then stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch. On your second day here, hike along Sulphur Banks, then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

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Traveling by flight from Haleakala National Park to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Epic Lava Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Volcano Garden Arts, then take a memorable tour with Epic Lava Tours, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally stroll through Richardson Beach Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Volcano itinerary planner.

Volcano is just a stone's throw from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Experience Nutridge, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Scuba & Snorkeling, and other attractions you added. We've included these beaches for you: Lanikai Beach and Waimanalo Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Pillboxes. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, and get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Volcano to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.