9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights


Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Honolulu at 84°F and lows at 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Waimea.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Waimea, Kauai — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Waimea road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Waimea takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.
Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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 31st (Tue): cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. On the next day, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission, and finally stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina journey maker app.

You can fly from Waimea to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

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.