9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Queenstown
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Wailea, Maui
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  23​h 15​min
Queenstown

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Lanikai Beach. Visiting Koko Crater Trail and Waikiki Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and cruise along Makapu'u Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu sightseeing site .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Queenstown to Honolulu. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Makapu'u Point
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

4
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Relax by the water at Ulua Beach and Makena Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kamaole Beach Park II and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Wailea side-trips: Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua) and Napili Beach (in Lahaina). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, stop by Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, take a memorable tour with Tours, and work some fitness into your day at Wailea Beach Path.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wailea trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Wailea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Zipline, Napili Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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