6 days in Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii travel route builder

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip builder.

San Diego to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Honolulu at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally trek along Sulphur Banks.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Volcano route planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Volcano by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina route maker site.

You can fly from Volcano to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In December in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

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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.