8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial and then pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary app.

Miami to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Honolulu are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

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Kihei, Maui

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III. On your second day here, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 3 hours. In December in Kihei, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Wailea Beach ©
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Wailea Beach
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Ulua Beach ©
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Ulua Beach
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Napili Beach
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Punalu‘U Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Volcano trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kihei to Volcano in 4.5 hours. In December in Volcano, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Punalu‘U Beach
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Jagger Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Jagger Museum
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take a memorable tour with Hawaii Forest and Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

Before you visit Kailua-Kona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm
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