9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Koloa, Kauai
— 2 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Waikiki Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

Before you visit Honolulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tampa to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Honolulu sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Koloa.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Koloa, Kauai — 2 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 26th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koloa day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

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.