7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + foot:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then immerse yourself in nature at Puu Ualakaa State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and finally explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip site .

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In April, Honolulu is warmer than New York City - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kihei trip tool .

Getting from Honolulu to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You will leave for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina Banyan Court
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). The adventure continues: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, contemplate the geological forces at KÄ«lauea, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devastation Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kihei to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In April in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery