8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Fly
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paauilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Drive to Waimea Kohala Airport, Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Lahaina
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

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 (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, then cruise along Saddle Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

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Vancouver, Canada to Hilo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in April; daily highs in Hilo reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Paauilo.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Paauilo, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night
Paauilo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Mauna Kea Observatories has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the views at Waipio Valley and then see the sky in a new way at Mauna Kea Observatories.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paauilo itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hilo to Paauilo in an hour. Traveling from Hilo in April, you will find days in Paauilo are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Paauilo

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and then stroll through Wailea Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paauilo to Lahaina. When traveling from Paauilo in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Lahaina, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 2 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

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You can fly from Lahaina to Lihue in 3.5 hours. April in Lihue sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.