8 days in Oahu Itinerary

8 days in Oahu Itinerary

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8 days in Oahu Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Honolulu
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Kapolei
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Los Angeles

4
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 now added Makapuu Lighthouse Trail to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Kailua Beach Park and Koko Crater Railway Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanikai Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planning app .

Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 74°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple
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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Kapolei

Kapolei is a master-planned community in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. Ocean Joy Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Banzai Pipeline and Ehukai Beach Park. Visit Ko'Olina Beach Park and Kahe Point Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of Kapolei with an excursion to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument in Pupukea--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take in the waterfront activity at Ko Olina Marina.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kapolei online vacation planner .

Kapolei is just a short distance from Honolulu. In October in Kapolei, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kapolei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pupukea
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ocean Joy Cruises ©
Ocean Joy Cruises
Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument ©

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