12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Dallas to Honolulu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dallas to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Honolulu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pupukea, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
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.
On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Maluaka Beach, and then stroll through Wailea Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip website.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 26th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, thencontemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, thentake an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puukohola National Historic Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona day trip planning app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Puukohola National Historic Park, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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