12 days in Maui, Oahu & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in Maui, Oahu & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Lahaina
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Lahaina
— 2 nights
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Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Lahaina

— 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Kapalua Resort, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planning app.

Ontario to Lahaina is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Ontario, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Haleakala National Park

— 2 nights

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Haleakala Crater, trek along Sliding Sands Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Lindbergh's Grave.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Honolulu

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Haleakala National Park to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.