8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Kihei, Maui

— 3 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Take a break from the city and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua) and Kapalua Coastal Trail (in Lahaina). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III and kick back and relax at Ulua Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei trip website.

New York City to Kihei is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In March, Kihei is warmer than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 16th (Tue), browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Volcano online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip website.

Fly from Volcano to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

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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.