13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Koloa, Kauai
— 2 nights
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights


Kihei, Maui — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Zipline and Napili Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wailea Beach and Kamaole Beach Park II. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Lahaina (Lahaina Jodo Mission & Lahaina Banyan Court) and Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & D.T. Fleming Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation, get a new perspective on things with Maui Kayaks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kihei tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kihei is minus 20 hours. In July, Kihei is much hotter than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Koloa.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Koloa, Kauai — 2 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, trek along Kalalau Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Koloa journey maker.

You can fly from Kihei to Koloa in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kihei in July, plan for slightly colder days in Koloa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Honolulu, Oahu — 6 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Experience Nutridge has been added to your itinerary. USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Iolani Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Valley). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip site.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.