8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hilo online trip itinerary planner .

Dallas to Hilo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dallas to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in January, things will get much warmer in Hilo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wailea Beach Path and Kapalua Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ulua Beach and Wailea Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Kamaole Beach Park III), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach and steep yourself in history at Old Lahaina Courthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina day trip tool .

Getting from Hilo to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Banzai Pipeline. On the next day, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu travel planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Honolulu sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Banzai Pipeline
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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