8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night


Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning app.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Honolulu to be much warmer, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Kihei.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Kihei, Maui — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Zipline (in Kula), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kihei are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours
Side Trips
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sat), visit Kailua Pier and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In November in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Hawaii travel guide

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.