4 days in Hawaii Itinerary

4 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina sightseeing planning website.

Houston to Lahaina is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Lanai City

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Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lanai City trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lahaina to Lanai City with the Route module. Traveling from Lahaina in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lanai City, with lows of 69°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Molokai.

Things to do in Lanai City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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The Friendly Isle

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Molokai Museum and Cultural Center, look for gifts at Purdy's All-Natural Macadamia Nut Farm, then make a trip to United States Postal Service, then take some stellar pictures from Palaau State Park, and finally make a trip to Kalaupapa Overlook.

Make your Molokai itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lanai City to Molokai. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Molokai

Museums · Nature · Shopping · Parks
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Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Molokai to Lihue takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

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Hawaii travel guide

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.

Lanai travel guide

Nature & Parks · Art Galleries · Beaches
The Pineapple Isle

Kauai travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.