8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Hanalei Beach. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lihue trip planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Lihue. Traveling from Vancouver in July, things will get a bit warmer in Lihue: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Poipu Beach Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, Hanalei Beach
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Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Napili Beach. Kids will enjoy Kapalua Beach and Lahaina Banyan Court. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Nakalele Blowhole, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Maui Ocean Center, Nakalele Blowhole
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, then step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planning website .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Shark Diving

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