8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
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Koloa, Kauai
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Vintage European Posters, relax in the rural setting at Punakea Palms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

San Diego to Lahaina is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in January, expect Lahaina to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 1 night

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 18th (Thu), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and finally kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koloa online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in January, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

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You can fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.
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