9 days in Honolulu & Haleiwa Itinerary

9 days in Honolulu & Haleiwa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oahu tour itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13 h
1
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Haleiwa
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Honolulu

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: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: stroll through Waikiki Beach, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to Honolulu is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chicago to Honolulu. In March, Honolulu is warmer than Chicago - with highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

3
nights
Haleiwa

Haleiwa ©
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park, don't miss a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the views at Waimea Valley, enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Bay Beach, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Haleiwa trip planning website.

Drive from Honolulu to Haleiwa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Haleiwa is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 76°F and lows of 62°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay Beach, Dole Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

Similar Plans

13 days in Honolulu & Makawao BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: April, relaxing, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 7 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans