13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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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 Sunset Beach Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo), Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ala Moana Beach Park, take some stellar pictures from Nu’uanu Pali, and explore the galleries of Queen Emma Summer Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planning app.

Boston to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, expect nights in Honolulu to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Sunset Beach Park, Nu’uanu Pali, Waimanalo Beach, Banzai Pipeline
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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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, then view the masterpieces at Tabora Gallery, then take 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, then take 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 82°F and lows of 71°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
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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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, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then kick 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, then explore the galleries of Hale Pa'i Printing Museum, then examine 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 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°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
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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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, then take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then admire 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 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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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, then kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, then admire 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, then see 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 67°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
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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