9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

1
night
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and then meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina day trip planning site .

New Orleans to Lahaina is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Orleans to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wailuku
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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