8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Pittsburgh

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 88°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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.
On the 10th (Fri), meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Maui Ocean Center
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at Kona Henna.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Kona Henna ©
Kona Henna

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