9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii route planner

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Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle, Fly to Lahaina
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Port Angeles

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Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Lahaina holiday site.

Port Angeles to Lahaina is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, ferry, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Angeles in May: highs in Lahaina hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Honolulu are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waimea, Kauai

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout, then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, then admire the sheer force of Na Pali Makai, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to Waimea in 2.5 hours. May in Waimea sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

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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.