13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
4
Lanai City, Lanai
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Newark

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.
Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Polynesian Cultural Center or Crack Seed Store. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online tour itinerary planner .

Newark to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, you will find days in Honolulu are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are warmer (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online travel planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Napili Beach and Kapalua Beach. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Kahekili Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

1
night
Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, then browse the exhibits of Lanai Art Center, then stop by The Local Gentry, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mike Carroll Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lanai City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Lanai City. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lanai City when traveling from Lahaina in October, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lanai City

Shopping Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary
The Local Gentry ©
The Local Gentry

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