13 days in Island of Hawaii & Oahu Itinerary

13 days in Island of Hawaii & Oahu Itinerary

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13 days in Island of Hawaii & Oahu Itinerary

Start: Fresno
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Haleiwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Fresno


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4
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cruise along Saddle Road, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona tour planner.

Fresno to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fresno to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fresno in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 84°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 73°F. You will leave for Honolulu on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

3
nights
Haleiwa

Haleiwa ©
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Change things up with these side-trips from Haleiwa: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). There's much more to do: stroll through Sunset Beach Park, look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu, contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay, and pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Haleiwa online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Haleiwa takes 4.5 hours. In December, Haleiwa is slightly colder than Kailua-Kona - with highs of 76°F and lows of 64°F. You'll set off for Honolulu on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Haleiwa

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Turtle Bay Beach, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

5
nights
Honolulu

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've now added Polynesian Cultural Center to your itinerary. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Honolulu travel route planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In December in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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