8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights


Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Waimanalo Beach and Lanikai Pillboxes. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sharks Cove and Laniakea Beach. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Waimanalo to see Bellows Field Beach Park about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Shimazu Shave ice, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu day trip planning website.

Tallahassee to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Tallahassee in June, plan for little chillier days in Honolulu, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Old Lahaina Courthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kapalua Beach and Baby Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail, stroll through Kahekili Beach Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lahaina are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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.