9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach Path, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kihei trip builder tool.

San Francisco to Kihei is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Kihei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Kihei hover around 84°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Lahaina, Kapalua Beach
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Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then don't miss a visit to Saddle Road, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Kīlauea, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Saddle Road, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

4
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 some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Bishop Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Sunset Beach Park), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Sharks Cove (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip app.

Getting from Hilo to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Lanikai Beach, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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