8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip planning website.

Kalamazoo to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Kalamazoo in December, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then test your team's savvy at Maui Escape Rooms, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and then contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Lahaina travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Iao Valley
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Aquarium
Maui Ocean Center
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, get curious at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at The Umauma Experience.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Hiking Trail
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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