8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

2
days
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hilo. In November, daytime highs in Hilo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kīlauea

6
days
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 3 hours. November in Honolulu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument

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