8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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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.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu attractions planning app.

Chicago to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Honolulu, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Honolulu at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally trek along Sulphur Banks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take a memorable tour with The Umauma Experience.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hilo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Hiking Trail
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Devastation Trail ©
Scenic Drive
Devastation Trail
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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 22nd (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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