8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), stroll through Napili Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then examine the collection at Whalers Village Museum, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planning tool.

Tokyo, Japan to Lahaina is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 19 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Hanalei Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalalau Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Koloa side-trips: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Ke'e Beach (in Haena) and Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Koloa road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. September in Koloa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 2 nights

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 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ko Olina Lagoons.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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