9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights


Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Swim with Dolphins and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Tampa to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In April in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Koloa.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Side Trip

Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Shipwreck Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout). There's much more to do: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koloa tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Koloa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip tool.

Fly from Koloa to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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.