12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu
— 3 nights
2
Molokai
— 1 night
3
Lanai City
— 1 night
4
Kihei
— 1 night
5
Lihue
— 1 night
6
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
7
Hilo
— 3 nights

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get outdoors at Lanikai Beach and Shark Diving. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu holiday builder.

Philadelphia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Molokai.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Halona Blowhole
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Shark Diving
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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Molokai

Molokai ©
On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Phallic Rock (Ka Ule o Nanahoa), then stop by Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nuts, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kawakiu Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Molokai day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Molokai takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Molokai are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Molokai

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Kawakiu Beach ©
Kawakiu Beach
Phallic Rock (Ka Ule o Nanahoa) ©
Phallic Rock (Ka Ule o Nanahoa)
Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nuts ©
Purdy's Natural Macadamia Nuts

1
night
Lanai City

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Hulopoe Beach, then walk around Dole Park, and finally shop like a local with Mike Carroll Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lanai City online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Molokai to Lanai City. August in Lanai City sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
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Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach

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night
Kihei

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach.

To plan Kihei vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lanai City to Kihei. When traveling from Lanai City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kihei: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Wailea
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach
Makena Beach ©
Makena Beach

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night
Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lihue planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Lihue takes 3 hours. In August in Lihue, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

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Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lihue to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Swim with Dolphins
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation ©
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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Hilo

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 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then look for gifts at Big Island Candies, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, Hilo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Big Island Candies, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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