8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Lanai City, Lanai
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Boston

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Center. Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Haleiwa to see Waimea Bay about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu online itinerary maker .

Boston to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in September, with highs in Honolulu at 88°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

1
night
Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulopoe Beach, view the masterpieces at Lanai Art Center, then look for gifts at The Local Gentry, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mike Carroll Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lanai City online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Honolulu to Lanai City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in September; daily highs in Lanai City reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lanai City

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach
The Local Gentry ©
The Local Gentry

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 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and finally hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Volcano trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lanai City to Volcano. In September in Volcano, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Volcano Art Center ©
Volcano Art Center

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