8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles


1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Devastation Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Volcano online holiday planner .

Los Angeles to Volcano is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get a bit warmer in Volcano: highs are around 82°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Volcano Garden Arts ©
Volcano Garden Arts
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, and then stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei tour planner .

Getting from Volcano to Kihei by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Tunnels Beach and Kauai Coffee Company. Escape the urban bustle at Hanalei Beach and Na Pali Coast State Park. Go for a jaunt from Hanalei to Koloa to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Menehune Fishpond, and take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kihei to Hanalei by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hanalei are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Scuba & Snorkeling, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodo-In Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, and then hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip app .

Getting from Hanalei to Honolulu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. November in Honolulu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple

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