9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  14​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip maker app .

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Honolulu reach 86°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, examine the collection at Whalers Village Museum, stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

Discover how to plan a Lahaina trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Haleakala Crater
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, then take in the pleasant sights at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Hilo road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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