13 days in Maui, Kailua-Kona & Bismarck Itinerary

13 days in Maui, Kailua-Kona & Bismarck Itinerary

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13 days in Maui, Kailua-Kona & Bismarck Itinerary

Start: Bismarck
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Hana
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Kapalua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Wailea
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
5
Bismarck
— 1 night
End: Bismarck

1
night
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
On the 9th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Hana Coast Gallery, then explore by horseback at Pipiwai Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hana itinerary maker app .

Bismarck to Hana is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bismarck to Hana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in August, expect Hana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Charles Lindbergh's Grave
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Pools at Ohe'o ©
Pools at Ohe'o
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Get in touch with nature at Kanaloa Octopus Farm and Swim with Dolphins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Captain Cook (The Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay, & more) and Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & Honaunau Bay). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and admire all the interesting features of Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Hana to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kapalua.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
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Swim with Dolphins
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

1
night
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kapalua road trip site .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Kapalua by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kapalua are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wailea.

Things to do in Kapalua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maui
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D.T. Fleming Park ©
D.T. Fleming Park
Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay

4
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Polo Beach and Little Beach. Get in touch with nature at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve and Big Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Keawakapu Beach, and get some jogging in at Wailea Beach Path.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wailea trip planner .

You can drive from Kapalua to Wailea in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Wailea sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maui
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Cross Ranch State Park, get to know the fascinating history of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bismarck itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Wailea to Bismarck with the Route module. Traveling from Wailea to Bismarck, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wailea in August, expect Bismarck to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Washburn, Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
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