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
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pine Gully Park, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then walk around Smither Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. July in Houston sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind USS Utah Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

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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 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

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 3rd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, then get close to the beloved marine mammals 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.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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.