9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  9​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Wailea, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
You've now added Lavaland Hawai'i to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Waipio Valley Lookout and then take a memorable tour with Lavaland Hawai'i. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kahaluu Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Seattle to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, Kailua-Kona is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Waipio Valley Lookout, Kealakekua Bay, Lavaland Hawaii, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

3
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Maluaka Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kapalua Beach and Ulua Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Sweet Paradise Chocolatier.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wailea itinerary planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Wailea by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. July in Wailea sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Kapalua Beach
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pedal Bike Tours, Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures and Horseback Riding Tours. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, then kick back and relax at Waimea Bay, and then take a memorable tour with Pedal Bike Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to Honolulu in 3 hours. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 30th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Haleiwa
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Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

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