8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Charleston

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kailua-Kona trip simple and quick.

Charleston to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Charleston to Kailua-Kona. Traveling from Charleston in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 77°F in Kailua-Kona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, look for gifts at Glass Mango Designs, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach Path, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Kihei are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
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.
Family-friendly places like USS Arizona Memorial and Kailua Beach Park will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and trek along Manoa Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip planning site .

Getting from Kihei to Honolulu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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