11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Coast Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lihue online trip planner.

Newark to Lihue is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Lihue. In March, Lihue is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei, Scuba & Snorkeling, Poipu Coast Trail, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, head outdoors with Hawaii Offshore, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and finally kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona vacation builder.

You can fly from Lihue to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Keauhou, Mauna Lani Resort , Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puukohola National Historic Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, then stroll through Wailea Beach, and then kick back and relax at Maluaka Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina road trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get outdoors at Diamond Head State Monument and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Ehukai Beach Park (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Pupukea Beach Park) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Lanikai Pillbox Hike, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Honolulu sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Ehukai Beach Park, Lanikai Pillbox Hike
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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