11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo


Honolulu, Oahu — 5 nights

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), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation builder site.

Kalamazoo to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Kalamazoo in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Mon), walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lahaina Jodo Mission, then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and finally experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina itinerary maker app.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Koloa.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, play a few rounds at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koloa road trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Koloa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Koloa can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Golf
Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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.