9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night


Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online vacation planner.

San Jose to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in June; daily highs in Honolulu reach 86°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and finally relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 18th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona itinerary site.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.