8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Drive to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Lahaina
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to Dayton


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.
Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Iao Valley in Wailuku--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Lahaina Galleries, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina online trip maker.

Dayton to Lahaina is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Dayton in December, with highs in Lahaina at 78°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder website.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then trek along Sulphur Banks, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally cruise along Devastation Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Volcano trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Volcano are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

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.