9 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

9 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

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9 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Kihei
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto


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3
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Kahaluu Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Kailua-Kona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

1
night
Hilo

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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hilo road trip website .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, Hilo is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

4
nights
Kihei

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hana Highway - Road to Hana and Ka'anapali Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, & more). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip builder website .

Getting from Hilo to Kihei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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