8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Raleigh

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.
Visit Lanikai Beach and Waikiki Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Byodo-In Temple. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, and stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu tour builder tool .

Raleigh to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Raleigh to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Lanikai Beach
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Photography Tours
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Volcano trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Volcano in 4.5 hours. In July in Volcano, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Lahaina Courthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lahaina vacation app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Volcano to Lahaina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kapalua Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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