11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Lihue
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Koloa
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bishop Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Honolulu Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Austin to Honolulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Honolulu is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Austin in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lihue.
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Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lihue trip app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in January, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Koloa.
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Koloa — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 26th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then stop by Aunty Liliko'i. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then contemplate the long history of Prince Kuhio Park, and finally stroll around Poipu Beach Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koloa trip itinerary builder website.

Koloa is just a stone's throw from Lihue. In January, daily temperatures in Koloa can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ola Brew, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

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You can fly from Koloa to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. January in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilo.
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

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.
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Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 1 night

Big Pineapple

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu online trip maker.

Getting from Hilo to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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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Kauai travel guide

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The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.
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