10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights


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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then take 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), then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hilo travel route planner.

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect 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) early enough to fly to Lihue.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Lihue, Kauai — 2 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lihue trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hilo to Lihue in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lihue are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Honolulu.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Kailua Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Lanikai Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, pick up some local products at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu journey maker website.

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.