13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Auckland

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 22 hours. Traveling from Auckland in June, you will find days in Honolulu are warmer (35°C), and nights are a bit warmer (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki 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.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Laura Mango Art Gallery (in Hana) and Leilani Farm Sanctuary (in Haiku). There's lots more to do: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Leilani Farm Sanctuary, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

1
night
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 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally take in the waterfront at Kailua Pier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip planning app.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, plan for little chillier nights in Hilo, with lows around 24°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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