8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Bishop Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary app.

Chicago to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 83°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 2 nights
Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lihue trip builder site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. April in Lihue sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.