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.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea and kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip builder site .

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. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, 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), admire the sheer force of 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 admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hilo trip website .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in August since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can 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.
Visiting Hana Highway - Road to Hana and Ka'anapali Beach will get you outdoors. 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). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kihei itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, 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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