8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights


Kihei, Maui

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Makena Beach and Wailea Beach Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali) and D.T. Fleming Park (in Kapalua). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Honolua Bay, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kihei trip itinerary app.

New York City to Kihei is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Kihei, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Kihei sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai

— 3 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), then take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout, then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hanalei Bay. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Hanalei takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kihei in July: highs in Hanalei hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · 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.