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
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  16​h
End: New York City

5
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.
Head to Ala Moana Center and 88 Teesfor plenty of shopping. USS Arizona Memorial and US Army Museum of Hawaii will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park), Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu itinerary planning site .

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In October, Honolulu is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Banzai Pipeline
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis, contemplate the long history of Wo Hing Temple Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honokeana Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach.

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You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Honokeana Bay
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Honokeana Bay ©
Honokeana Bay

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