15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  30​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Queen's Bath. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanalei: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Puu Hinahina Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, hike along Kalalau Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanalei travel route website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Hanalei is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Hanalei is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, Hanalei is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Waimea, Kalalau Trail, Queen's Bath, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kalalau Trail ©
Kalalau Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore and take pictures at Greenwell Farms.

To plan Kailua-Kona vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In April in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei vacation maker app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Kihei sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Lanikai Beach about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Honolulu online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In April in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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