7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights


Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
North Shore Shark Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue, contemplate the long history of USS Utah Memorial, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online day trip planner.

San Diego to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Honolulu. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in August, with highs in Honolulu at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

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Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip builder tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Tours

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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.