13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu
— 2 nights
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Lahaina
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
— 1 night
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Honolulu

— 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then steep yourself in history at Queen Emma Summer Palace, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Quest, and finally contemplate the long history of Shangri La. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Kaka'ako, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaimana Beach, then kick back and relax at Kuhio Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu attractions tool.

Cincinnati to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. In November, Honolulu is much hotter than Cincinnati - with highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lahaina

— 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Makena Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ulua Beach and Kamaole Beach Park II. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Maluaka Beach (in Wailea) and Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In November in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Mahai'ula Beach and Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i. Get a sense of the local culture at Kona Coffee Living History Farm and Mokuaikaua Church. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, play a few rounds at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Golf Course, relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, and admire the majestic nature at Kekaha Kai State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, kick your exploration up a notch at Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours, then kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hilo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hilo, with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 1 night

Big Pineapple

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuhio Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park, and then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

Plan trip to Honolulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.