9 days in Island of Hawaii, Maui & Lanai Itinerary

9 days in Island of Hawaii, Maui & Lanai Itinerary

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Lanai City
— 1 night



— 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Kahaluu Beach. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Mokuaikaua Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Kona Brewing Company, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online tour itinerary maker.

New York City to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Kailua-Kona to be warmer, temps between 80°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Kahekili Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park III & Kalepolepo Beach Park) and Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole and enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Lanai City

— 1 night
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. On the 17th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Hulopoe Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, and then head outdoors with Koloiki Ridge Hike.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lanai City day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Lahaina to Lanai City with the Route module. Traveling from Lahaina in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lanai City, with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lanai City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Island of Hawaii travel guide

Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.

Maui travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Lanai travel guide

Wildlife Areas · Art Galleries · Beaches
The Pineapple Isle