8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Napili Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kihei road trip website.

Chicago to Kihei is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In December, Kihei is warmer than Chicago - with highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo planning website.

You can fly from Kihei to Hilo in 3 hours. December in Hilo sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Saddle Road
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Visit Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for their historical value. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Lanikai Beach in Kailua--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu road trip tool.

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 3 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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