13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and D.T. Fleming Park. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Wailea Beach in Wailea--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online trip itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City to Lahaina is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Lahaina is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: highs in Lahaina hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hilo.
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

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 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then cruise along Saddle Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Hilo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. October in Hilo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). There's much more to do: trek along Diamond Head State Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours and Kalapaki Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Makawehi Bluff. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Koloa Town, kick back and relax at Lawa'i Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and head outdoors with Kauai Safaris.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koloa trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In October in Koloa, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.
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