11 days in Kailua-Kona, Maui & Oahu Itinerary

11 days in Kailua-Kona, Maui & Oahu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Fly:  9 h
1
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Lahaina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Denver


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2
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.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona travel planning tool.

Denver to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Denver to Kailua-Kona. In December, Kailua-Kona is much warmer than Denver - with highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

1
night
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get impressive views of Haleakala Crater, pause for some serene contemplation at Huialoha Church, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pipiwai Trail, and finally make a trip to Charles Lindbergh's Grave.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Haleakala National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Haleakala National Park are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Lahaina.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Huialoha Church, Charles Lindbergh's Grave
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Huialoha Church ©
Huialoha Church
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lahaina Galleries. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, thenwalk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lahaina vacation planning app.

Take a bus from Haleakala National Park to Lahaina in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Ehukai Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Ehukai Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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