8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 26th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue vacation app .

Vancouver, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Lihue, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Lihue to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu Beach Park, Hanalei Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Visit Kapalua Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Nakalele Blowhole. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's still lots to do: stroll through Napili Beach, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nakalele Blowhole, Kapalua Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Parasailing & Paragliding, Wailea Beach
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

3
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.
On the 31st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, stroll through Lanikai Beach, then steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour planning tool .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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