14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip itinerary planner
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Kihei
— 5 nights
Drive
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Haleakala National Park
— 1 day
Fly
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Hilo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
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Kihei — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and get impressive views of Molokini Crater.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei online tour planner.

Raleigh to Kihei is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Raleigh to Kihei. In March, Kihei is warmer than Raleigh - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Haleakala National Park.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Haleakala National Park — 1 day

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Pools at Ohe'o.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Haleakala National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kihei to Haleakala National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Haleakala National Park are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hilo.
Parks · Wildlife
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Hilo — 3 nights

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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Lava Viewing Area (in Kalapana), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kalapana, Kīlauea, &more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, get in touch with nature with Lavaland Hawaii, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Haleakala National Park to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, stroll through Magic Sands, and get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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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.