13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Fly
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Kula, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Paauilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Christchurch International Airport

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Honolulu, Oahu

Big Pineapple

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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Christchurch to Honolulu. In September, Honolulu is much hotter than Christchurch - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kula.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Kula, Maui

Kula is a district of Maui, Hawaii, that stretches across the "up-country", the western-facing slopes of Haleakalā, from Makawao to Ulupalakua. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater. On your second day here, experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and finally stop by Pakaloha Bikinis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kula trip itinerary app.

Fly from Honolulu to Kula in 4 hours. October in Kula sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kula

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 5th (Sat): stop by Big Island Bees, steep yourself in history at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach and then stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip builder app.

You can fly from Kula to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paauilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

1
night
Paauilo, Island of Hawaii

Paauilo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. W. M. Keck Observatory has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaiian Vanilla Company, and then see the sky in a new way at W. M. Keck Observatory.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paauilo travel tool.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Paauilo takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, you will find days in Paauilo are little chillier (25°C), and nights are much colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Paauilo

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 8th (Tue), trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls and then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Volcano day trip planning website.

Getting from Paauilo to Volcano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Paauilo in October, you will find days in Volcano are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.