9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kahekili Beach Park and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Kihei with an excursion to Napili Beach in Lahaina--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stroll through Wailea Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei online travel route builder .

Washington DC to Kihei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Kihei, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in February; daily highs in Kihei reach 81°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trek along Kalalau Trail, identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hanalei online holiday planner .

Getting from Kihei to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kalalau Trail ©
Kalalau Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kealakekua Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona road trip planning site .

Getting from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kealakekua Bay, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

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