11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Honolulu to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Ka'anapali Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalepolepo Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Kihei are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

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 22nd (Sun): trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, look for gifts at Basically Books, and then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. September in Hilo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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