9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii sightseeing planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bishop Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation planner.

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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Kihei, Maui

— 5 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
You'll explore and learn at Art On Market and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Wailea Beach. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Sacred Hearts Mission Church (in Kapalua), Lahaina (Scuba & Snorkeling, Kapalua Coastal Trail, &more) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ulua Beach, stroll through Keawakapu Beach, and get some jogging in at Wailea Beach Path.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Kihei, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.