11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lahaina, Maui — 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach Path, and then get interesting insight from Maui Fun Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Whale Center of the Pacific, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

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Dallas to Lahaina is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Lahaina, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Volcano.
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, identify plant and animal life at Epic Lava Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hawaii Plantation Museum, see the interesting displays at Lyman Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park.

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Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. In January in Volcano, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with My Kona Adventures, then see the interesting displays at Halualoa ukelele gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Ahuena Heiau.

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You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Bishop Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua (Island Treasures & Lanikai Beach). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, and contemplate the long history of Queen Emma Summer Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.
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