8 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Honolulu
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Phoenix


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3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You've added Dole Plantation, Diamond Head State Monument, Kualoa Regional Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip app .

Phoenix to Honolulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Honolulu. When traveling from Phoenix in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dole Plantation, Kualoa Regional Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

1
night
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
You've now added Mauna Kea to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. September in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature
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Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

few
hours
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

1
night
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Honaunau Bay and Kona Ocean Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Kona Ocean Adventures.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Honaunau Bay, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

1
day
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Polynesian Cultural Center. On the 10th (Tue), take a stroll around Polynesian Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu day trip site .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Shopping

Side Trip

Polynesian Cultural Center
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Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

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