8 days in Houston & Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Houston & Hawaii Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, explore the activities along Pine Gully Park, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then stroll around Smither Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Houston day trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. In July, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, pause for some photo ops at USS Utah Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and stroll through Diamond Head State Monument.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Honolulu takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Lahaina, Maui

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina route builder site.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, and finally kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona road trip planning website.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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.