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
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Head to Polynesian Cultural Center and Crack Seed Storefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Honolulu are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
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.
Get in touch with nature at Haleakala Crater and Zipline. You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and stop by Tutu's Pantry.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach, Maui Ocean Center
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, 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. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and then shop like a local with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hilo journey planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Hilo. 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
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Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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