9 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  14​h
1
Honolulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Waialua
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Phoenix


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2
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.
Reef Pirates Diving has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), get interesting insight from Reef Pirates Diving and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online travel planner .

Phoenix to Honolulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Honolulu. While traveling from Phoenix, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Waialua.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Reef Pirates Diving ©
Reef Pirates Diving

2
nights
Waialua

Waialua is a census-designated place and North Shore community in the Waialua District on the island of Oahu, City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oahu Parachute Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Waialua Estate Coffee and Chocolate. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Ka'ena Point State Park, stroll through Aweoweo Beach Park, admire all the interesting features of Green World Coffee Farms, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waianae Mountain Range.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Waialua trip planner .

Drive from Honolulu to Waialua in an hour. Traveling from Honolulu in September, things will get little chillier in Waialua: highs are around 83°F and lows about 69°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Waialua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Waianae, Green World Coffee Farms
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Waianae Mountain Range ©
Waianae Mountain Range
Waialua Estate Coffee and Chocolate ©

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): cruise along Chain of Craters Rd, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then trek along Sulphur Banks.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waialua to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. September in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Chain of Craters Rd
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, then take an in-depth tour of Hulihe'e Palace, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Getting from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation ©
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
Helicopter Tours

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