9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Waimea Valley and Nu’uanu Pali. Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Swim with Dolphins. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Waialua). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel route planner.

Indianapolis to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nu’uanu Pali, Byodo-In Temple, Waimea Valley, Swim with Dolphins, Horseback Riding Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Photography Tours
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): get impressive views of Kīlauea and then hike along Sulphur Banks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hilo trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Hilo takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Kauai Museum, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, and then tee off at Puakea Golf Course.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lihue trip planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lihue in 4 hours. In May in Lihue, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Golf Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Puakea Golf Course ©
Puakea Golf Course
Kauai Museum ©
Kauai Museum
Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site ©
Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site

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