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
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Lanikai Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, examine the collection at US Army Museum of Hawaii, and pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary builder website .

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kailua
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
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.
Lahaina United Methodist Church and Lahaina Jodo Mission are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Kihei Baptist Chapel (in Kihei) and Wai'anapanapa State Park (in Hana). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, and stroll through Kapalua Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach, Kihei Baptist Chapel, Wai'anapanapa State Park
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Wai'anapanapa State Park ©
Wai'anapanapa State Park

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