10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights


Honolulu, Oahu — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Skydiving, Waimea Bay, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

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Roanoke to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Roanoke to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Roanoke in September: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hilo.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then cruise along Devastation Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally trek along Sulphur Banks. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hilo online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, plan for little chillier nights in Hilo, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
Side Trip
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Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

Crown Jewel of 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 22nd (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina tour planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In September in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.