10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, thentake a memorable drive along Saddle Road, and finally stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), examine the collection at Jagger Museum, thencontemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hilo holiday builder app.

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Hilo reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Steam Vents, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 8th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planning site.

Fly from Hilo to Lihue in 4 hours. In November in Lihue, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Photography Tours. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, browse the fresh offerings at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC, and stroll through Puu Ualakaa State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Halona Blowhole, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Photography Tours
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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