9 days in Honolulu & Maui Itinerary

9 days in Honolulu & Maui Itinerary

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Honolulu
— 5 nights
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Kihei
— 2 nights
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Honolulu

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, admire the verdant scenery at Nu’uanu Pali, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu visit planner.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 86°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kihei

— 2 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maui travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.