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
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kailua Beach Park and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get in touch with nature at Lanikai Beach and Shark Diving. Change things up with a short trip to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument in Pupukea (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu online trip itinerary builder .

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 changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, Honolulu is warmer than Boston - with highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then stroll through Wailea Beach.

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You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo holiday builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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