8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Honolulu at 86°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach. Keep things going the next day: walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planning app.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lahaina are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

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.