8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Laie, Oahu
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lanai City, Lanai
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Houston

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner .

Houston to Honolulu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Houston to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Honolulu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Laie.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

1
night
Laie, Oahu

Laie ©
Laie is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the activities along Waimea Bay, then stroll through Sunset Beach Park, and then take a stroll around Polynesian Cultural Center.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Laie trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Honolulu to Laie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in October; daily highs in Laie reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Laie

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Haleiwa
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Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

1
night
Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Lanai Culture & Heritage Center, then stop by The Local Gentry, then view the masterpieces at Lanai Art Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mike Carroll Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lanai City tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Laie to Lanai City with the Route module. October in Lanai City sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lanai City

Museums Shopping
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Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center ©
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
The Local Gentry ©
The Local Gentry

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 2nd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Garden Arts, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Volcano trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lanai City to Volcano. In November in Volcano, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

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