9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kapaa, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Haleiwa, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Kapaa, Kauai — 4 nights

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Princeville Center, Secret Beach, Kauai Yoga On The Beach, and other attractions. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout & Hanalei Beach) and Poipu (Spouting Horn & Poipu Beach Park). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, experience rural life at Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate, and admire the majestic nature at Wailua River State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kapaa trip planner.

Phoenix to Kapaa is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for colder days in Kapaa, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 2 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Diamond Head State Monument, USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kapaa to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Haleiwa.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Haleiwa, Oahu — 2 nights

Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Your day by day itinerary now includes Toa Luau. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Dole Plantation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waimea Valley, then party Hawaiian-style at Toa Luau, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Cove, then see Uncle Bryan's Sunset Suratt Surf School, then appreciate the history behind Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, and finally grab your bike and head to Ka'ena Point Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Haleiwa trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Honolulu to Haleiwa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in July, with highs in Haleiwa at 83°F and lows at 69°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.
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