12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  34 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Cape Town

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Head State Monument and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Waipahu to see Ko Hana Distillers about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu road trip website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Honolulu is an approximately 34- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Honolulu is minus 12 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in June, with highs in Honolulu at 35°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Hana Distillers, Kailua Beach Park
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Ala Moana Center ©
Ala Moana Center
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volcano.

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

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 20th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail. Keep things going the next day: stop by Big Island Candies, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, and then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Volcano day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Volcano takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Big Island Candies
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Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally shop like a local with Kona Henna.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona road trip site.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm

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