10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Lahaina
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Mauna Kea. Bring the kids along to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Akaka Falls State Park. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, wander the streets of Holualoa Village, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona visit planner .

Newark to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 82°F and lows at 70°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Akaka Falls State Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

4
nights
Lahaina

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.
Relax by the water at Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach. Family-friendly places like Lahaina Banyan Court and Baby Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park (about 1h 50 min away). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and steep yourself in history at Wo Hing Temple Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

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