8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Wailea Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach Path, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keawakapu Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company, and finally kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kihei day trip planning website .

Washington DC to Kihei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Kihei is minus 5 hours. In January, Kihei is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanikai Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunset Beach Park and Banzai Pipeline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Haleiwa). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Queen Emma Summer Palace, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and immerse yourself in nature at Puu Ualakaa State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Banzai Pipeline, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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