12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalalau Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanalei trip itinerary planning tool.

Newark to Hanalei is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Newark to Hanalei, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in March; daily highs in Hanalei reach 78°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

2
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then kick back and relax at Polihale State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Menehune Fishpond, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu travel route planner.

Drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. March in Poipu sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Polihale State Park, Menehune Fishpond, Wailua Falls
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Nakalele Blowhole and Kamaole Beach Park II. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Wailuku), Kihei (The Awakening Church & Kamaole Beach Park III) and Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at D.T. Fleming Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Hearts Mission Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lahaina using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Poipu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua, Kihei, Wailea, Nakalele Blowhole, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, get impressive views of Kīlauea, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Punalu‘U Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Volcano travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Volcano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Volcano are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Punalu‘U Beach, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

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