11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, stroll through Mauna Kea Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in August, things will get much warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Lahaina.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Napili Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Waikiki Beach and Lanikai Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Head State Monument and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu travel planning tool.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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