8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly + Bus:  14 h
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Monterrey

2
nights
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 25th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, explore the world behind art at Art On Market, then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lahaina Galleries.

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Monterrey, Mexico to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wailuku, D.T. Fleming Park
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Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at Kona Historical Society, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, and then contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Historical Society, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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.
On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and finally get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Waikiki Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In April in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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