8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  16​h 45​min
End: Gainesville

4
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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu journey planner.

Gainesville to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Gainesville to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina vacation builder tool .

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. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maui Ocean Center
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Zipline
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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