8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  10​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Helicopter Tours, The 1871 Trail, Kealia Ranch, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the depths of the sea with Atlantis Submarines Kona, see the world from above with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa, hike along Kealia Ranch, then trek along The 1871 Trail, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner .

Dallas to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dallas to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in April; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 83°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa, The 1871 Trail, Kealia Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Big Island Buggy ©
Big Island Buggy
Kealia Ranch ©
Kealia Ranch

2
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.
On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Napili Beach and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Waimea Bay in Haleiwa (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Makapu'u Point, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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