12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  25 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h
End: Mumbai

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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Malaekahana State Recreation Area (in Laie). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu visit planning tool.

Mumbai, India to Honolulu is an approximately 25- hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Honolulu, you'll gain 15.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wailuku, Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

1
night
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 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, get a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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