9 days in Honolulu & Maui Itinerary

9 days in Honolulu & Maui Itinerary

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9 days in Honolulu & Maui Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12​h
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Waikiki Beach and Waimanalo Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Sharks Cove and Bellows Field Beach Park. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and browse the fresh offerings at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Honolulu is minus 22 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Auckland in August; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimanalo, Pupukea
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Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Banzai Pipeline ©
Banzai Pipeline

2
nights
Lahaina

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, then view the masterpieces at Village Galleries in Lahaina, and finally view the masterpieces at Maui On Metal. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, do a tasting at Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kahekili Beach Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

1
night
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honolulu online day trip planner .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park
Kaimana Beach ©
Kaimana Beach

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