8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii route planner

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

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): whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Zipline Tours, kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hilo online holiday planner.

Houston to Hilo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Houston to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in June; daily highs in Hilo reach 83°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Pakaloha Bikinis or Maui Hands. You'll get in some beach time at Kapalua Beach and Kahekili Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea (Keawakapu Beach, Ulua Beach, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Old Lahaina Courthouse, and hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lahaina online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lanikai Beach and Dolphin Quest. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pillbox Hike. Step out of Honolulu to go to Waimanalo and see Waimanalo Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole, and stop by Shirokiya Japan Village Walk.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.