8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii route planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Gone Surfing Hawaii, Nocturnal Adventures Hawaii, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, stroll around Kapiolani Regional Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip website.

San Diego to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in November, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Kihei, Maui

— 4 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Zipline (in Kula). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, and look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kihei online travel route builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 4.5 hours. November in Kihei sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

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.