9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Wailea, Maui
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  15​h 45​min
End: Chattanooga

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

Before you visit Honolulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chattanooga to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Tunnels Beach and Hanalei Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ke'e Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Kalalau Trail, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Queen's Bath, Ke'e Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove), then kick back and relax at Makena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Wailea Beach Path, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keawakapu Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ulua Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wailea online attractions planner .

Getting from Hanalei to Wailea by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Makena Beach ©
Makena Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Volcano online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Wailea to Volcano takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Volcano can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

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