8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Lahaina, Maui — 1 night

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 8th (Mon): meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

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San Jose to Lahaina is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Lahaina is minus 2 hours. In May, Lahaina is a bit warmer than San Jose - with highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 6 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Shark Diving, Waimea Bay, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

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Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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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