13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: Columbus
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Columbus

3
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana, and appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lahaina online attractions planner.

Columbus to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Columbus to Lahaina, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in December, expect Lahaina to be warmer, temps between 78°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wailuku, Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Kīlauea, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Banyan Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. December in Hilo sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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: Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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