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 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu online trip planner .

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Honolulu at 83°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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 1st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater and then discover the deep blue sea with B&B Scuba. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina Banyan Court, Haleakala Crater
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then go for a walk through Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, and finally stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road trip site .

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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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