8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Kihei, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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 next day, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hilo day trip planning app.

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Kihei, Maui

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, take an in-depth tour of Story of Hawaii Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally stroll through Kapalua Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei travel planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Kihei in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodo-In Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kualoa Regional Park. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ala Moana Beach Park, then hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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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.