13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): go for a walk through Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire all the interesting features of Saddle Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hilo driving holiday site .

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Hilo due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum, Saddle Road
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Visit Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Kapalua Beach. And it doesn't end there: get some jogging in at Wailea Beach Path, stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kihei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, River Rafting & Tubing, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and finally take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lihue trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Lihue in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai Coffee Company, Scuba & Snorkeling, Shipwreck Beach, Opaekaa Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Visiting Lanikai Beach and Koko Crater Railway Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In February in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Halona Blowhole
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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