8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii travel planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip tool.

Beijing, China to Honolulu is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Honolulu is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Beijing in December, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devastation Trail, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilo travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. December in Hilo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

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Getting from Hilo to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.