13 days in Island of Hawaii & Oahu Itinerary

13 days in Island of Hawaii & Oahu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Honaunau and see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore and take pictures at Saddle Road, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner.

Fresno to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Fresno to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fresno in November: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 73°F. You'll set off for Haleiwa on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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. Explore Haleiwa's surroundings by going to Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, appreciate the views at Waimea Valley, pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Haleiwa journey planning site.

Traveling by flight 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 will leave for Honolulu on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Haleiwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Turtle Bay Beach, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Haleiwa to Honolulu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Haleiwa in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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