13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
2
Lihue
— 2 nights
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
4
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
5
Hilo
— 2 nights

3
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.
Byodo-In Temple and Bishop Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Diamond Head State Monument and Waimanalo Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Lanikai Pillboxes) and Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, contemplate the long history of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and admire the verdant scenery at Nu’uanu Pali.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu online driving holiday planner.

Boston to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Boston to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in May, you will find days in Honolulu are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Sunset Beach Park, Nu’uanu Pali, Waimanalo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Lihue

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 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, thenview the masterpieces at Tabora Gallery, thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lawa'i Beach, stroll through Baby Beach, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Makawehi Bluff, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. May in Lihue sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Poipu, Lawa'i Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach
Kauai Museum ©
Kauai Museum
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenwhizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenkick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahekili Beach Park. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Maui On Metal, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, thenexplore the galleries of Hale Pa'i Printing Museum, thenexamine the collection at Whalers Village Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Baby Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina day trip planning website.

Fly from Lihue to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

D.T. Fleming Park
Highlights from your plan
D.T. Fleming Park ©
D.T. Fleming Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, thenadmire the majestic nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at White Sand Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kahalu'u Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Kahalu'u Beach Park ©
Kahalu'u Beach Park

2
nights
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 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, thenkick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Coconut Island, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park.

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Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Hilo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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