8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii vacation planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip maker site .

Minneapolis to Honolulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in March; daily highs in Honolulu reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

3
nights
Lahaina, 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 19th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, then take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina online day trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in March, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wailuku
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

Similar Plans

10 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans