15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Kahului, Maui
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at Iolani Palace, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu visit planner.

Newark to Honolulu is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kahului.
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Kahului, Maui — 2 nights

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. On the 6th (Sat), stop by Maui Specialty Chocolate, then soothe aching muscles at Wisdom Flow Yoga, then paddle through the water with Epic Experience Maui, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Paia Peace Stupa, then kick back and relax at HA Baldwin Beach Park, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at The Skyline Trail.

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You can fly from Honolulu to Kahului in 2.5 hours. July in Kahului sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wailea Beach in Wailea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lahaina online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kahului to Lahaina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hilo.
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, cruise along Devastation Trail, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and finally stroll through Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

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.
On the 13th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest, then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and then tee off at Waikoloa Kings' Course.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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Maui travel guide

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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.
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Island of Hawaii travel guide

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The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.
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