8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
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 14th (Sun), kick back and relax at Wailea Beach. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei trip planner .

Seattle to Kihei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, Kihei is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wailea, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Volcano journey planner .

Fly from Kihei to Volcano in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Bishop Museum and Kailua Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Honolulu attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Volcano to Honolulu takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kailua, Halona Blowhole, Byodo-In Temple
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Photography Tours
Bishop Museum ©
Bishop Museum

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