5 days in Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights


Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu travel route planning tool.

Sacramento to Honolulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Sacramento in August, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina vacation planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.