13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 7th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists Gallery, stroll through Tunnels Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, and finally look for gifts at Ching Young Village Shopping Center. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip itinerary planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Hanalei. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: highs in Hanalei hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tunnels Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
7 Artists Gallery ©
7 Artists Gallery

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 9th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Volcano Garden Arts, get a taste of the local shopping with 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano journey planning tool .

Fly from Hanalei to Volcano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Volcano when traveling from Hanalei in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
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Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass ©
2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass
Volcano Garden Arts ©
Volcano Garden Arts

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Reeflections Fine Art Gallery and Maui On Metal will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Kapalua Beach and Makena Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailea (Wailea Beach, Ulua Beach, & more), Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park III & Kamaole Beach Park II) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach and stroll through Kahekili Beach Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Volcano to Lahaina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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.
USS Arizona Memorial and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Sharks Cove (in Pupukea), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Waikiki Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and view the masterpieces at Nohea Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu route site .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Nu’uanu Pali, Lanikai Beach, Sunset Beach Park, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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