8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Drive to Daniel K Inouye International Airport, Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Lanai City
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Lanai City, Lanai
— 2 nights
Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Charleston Air Force Base-International Airport

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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 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Ko Hana Distillers, revel in the low prices at Waikele Premium Outlets, and then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip maker website.

Charleston to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Charleston in January, with highs in Honolulu at 81°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

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 25th (Sat), shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, and then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, then stop by Big Island Candies, then get a taste of the local shopping with Banyan Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hilo route site.

Getting from Honolulu to Hilo by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

Crown Jewel of 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.
On the 27th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Reeflections Fine Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Kai Pua Artist Studio, then view the masterpieces at Lahaina Printsellers, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lahaina Galleries.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina holiday planner.

Fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Lahaina

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): shop like a local with Mike Carroll Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lanai Art Center, and finally stop by The Local Gentry.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lanai City road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lahaina to Lanai City with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lanai City when traveling from Lahaina in January, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanai City

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.