13 days in Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Bismarck
Fly:  11​h
1
Kapalua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wailea
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Hilo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bismarck


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2
nights
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. On the 8th (Thu), stop by Karen Lei's Gallery, then play a few rounds at Kapalua Golf Resort, and then kick back and relax at Honokeana Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Olivine Pools, kick back and relax at The Spa at Black Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, trek along Village Walking Trails, then identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Hearts Mission Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kapalua day trip website .

Bismarck to Kapalua is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Bismarck in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Kapalua. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Wailea.

Things to do in Kapalua

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Karen Lei's Gallery
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay
Honokeana Bay ©
Honokeana Bay

3
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Shops at Wailea as well as The Grand Luau at Honua'ula. Step out of the city life by going to Sliding Sands Trail and Makena Beach. We've also included these beaches for you: Keawakapu Beach and Wailea Beach. Step out of Wailea to go to Haleakala National Park and see Pipiwai Trail, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Bamboo Forest, explore the striking landscape at Lava Fields, look for gifts at Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, and admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wailea road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kapalua to Wailea in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Wailea, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Haleakala National Park
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Makena Beach ©
Makena Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

1
day
Hilo

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Akaka Falls State Park, Pe'epe'e Falls, Nanue falls, and other attractions. On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Pe'epe'e Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Umauma Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nanue falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner .

Getting from Wailea to Hilo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Wailea, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hilo, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Honomu
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Pe'epe'e Falls ©
Pe'epe'e Falls

3
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kilauea Visitor Center. Escape the urban bustle at Kehena Black Sand Beach and Holei Sea Arch. Let the collections at Volcano Art Center and Jagger Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Star of the Sea Painted Church (in Kalapana) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Kalapana, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, explore the striking landscape at Lava Viewing Area, and take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Volcano, Kalapana, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, Punalu‘U Beach
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Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

3
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, Kekaha Kai State Park and Waipio Valley Lookout. Get some cultural insight at Kealakekua Bay and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Do your shopping at Kona Joe Coffee and Ho'oulu Community Farmers Market. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Captain Cook (The Captain Cook Monument & The Painted Church), Spas (in Waikoloa) and Waipio Na'alapa Trail (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauna'oa Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael the Archangel Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in August, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Kealakekua, Keauhou, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Kauna'oa Bay ©
Kauna'oa Bay

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