12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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1
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ho'okipa Beach Park and Baby Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Waiola Church & Waiola Cemetery. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, steep yourself in history at Old Lahaina Courthouse, browse the different shops at Lahaina Cannery Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

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Newark to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Lahaina. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lahaina, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Old Lahaina Courthouse ©
Old Lahaina Courthouse

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swim with Dolphins. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael the Archangel Church. On the next day, stroll through Kahaluu Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Painted Church, and then steep yourself in history at Kealakekua Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Saint Augustine by-the-Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Laniakea Beach) and Bellows Field Beach Park (in Waimanalo). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, get engrossed in the history at Queen Emma Summer Palace, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and examine the collection at Honolulu's Police Department Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Bellows Field Beach Park
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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