8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Lahaina, Maui
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation planner.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Honolulu reach 83°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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 17th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, stroll through Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, relax in the rural setting at Hala Tree, then take a leisurely stroll along Kailua Pier, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

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.