8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Joplin

1
night
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online visit planner .

Joplin to Lahaina is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Joplin to Lahaina is minus 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then trek along Kalalau Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get great views at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Hanalei vacation planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Hanalei by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kalalau Trail ©
Kalalau Trail

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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