12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu tour planner.

San Jose to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Jose in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

Crown Jewel of 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Makawao (Maui Pineapple Tours & Maui Veterans Cemetery). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina day trip planning website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

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