10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Koloa, Kauai
— 1 night
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights


Honolulu, Oahu — 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Ala Moana Beach Park. USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Lanikai Beach in Kailua--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, brush up on your military savvy at US Army Museum of Hawaii, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Valley of the Temples.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu sightseeing planner.

Dayton to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Dayton in October, expect nights in Honolulu to be warmer, around 74°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 1 night

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Tabora Gallery, then experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, and finally kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koloa tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koloa can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hanalei.
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Hanalei, Kauai — 1 night

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Ke'e Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei online trip builder.

You can drive from Koloa to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kihei.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and D.T. Fleming Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Makena Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Napili Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park II, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art On Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kihei trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Hanalei to Kihei in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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.