10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Hilo International Airport, Drive to Pahala
Pahala, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Honolulu
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights


Kihei, Maui — 3 nights

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Step out of Kihei to go to Haleakala National Park and see Haleakala Crater, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, and kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip planner.

Raleigh to Kihei is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Raleigh in March, things will get much hotter in Kihei: highs are around 82°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pahala.
Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature
Side Trips
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Pahala, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

Pahala is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Pahala: Ocean View (Kula Kai Caverns & Malama Market Ocean View), Naalehu (South Point Complex, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, &more) and Mauna Loa Scenic Drive (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu‘U Beach, walk around Holoholokai Beach Park, relax in the rural setting at Ka'u Coffee Mill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wood Valley Temple.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pahala online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kihei to Pahala. When traveling from Kihei in March, plan for little chillier days in Pahala, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, then explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pahala to Honolulu. Traveling from Pahala in March, expect nights in Honolulu to be much hotter, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.