13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry, and kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kihei vacation builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 3 hours. September in Kihei sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at The Original Donkey Ball Store, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

The Original Donkey Ball Store, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

2
nights
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 (Fri): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally shop like a local with Volcano Art Center Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and then view the masterpieces at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hilo road trip planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hilo, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Shopping · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

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