5 days in Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Honolulu, Oahu

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Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip planning site.

Philadelphia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.