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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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Honolulu visit planner.

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

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 29th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Maui On Metal, then get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, and then look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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.