8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii route planner

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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Lihue Airport, Drive to Lawai
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Lawai, Kauai
— 1 night
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
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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 6th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Village Galleries in Lahaina. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Karen Lei's Gallery, then kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, and then kick back and relax at Napili Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina road trip tool.

Newark to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Lahaina is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lawai.

Things to do in Lahaina

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lawai, Kauai

— 1 night
Lāwai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Warehouse 3540, then experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, then look for gifts at Talk Story Bookstore, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lawai trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lahaina to Lawai with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Lawai

Beaches · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai

— 2 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then look for gifts at Hanalei Farmer’s Market. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach and then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanalei online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lawai to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In July in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 1 day
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Kilauea Kreations, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Volcano online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanalei to Volcano in 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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.