15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  14​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kipahulu, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Columbus

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Kona Henna.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker site .

Columbus to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 14-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in June, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kona Henna ©
Kona Henna

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

Make your Volcano itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Volcano when traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

2
nights
Kipahulu, Maui

Kipahulu ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, view the masterpieces at Laura Mango Art Gallery, and then get impressive views of Haleakala Crater.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kipahulu trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Volcano to Kipahulu with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Kipahulu can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Laura Mango Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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 these side-trips from Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Glass Mango Designs, & more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry, and kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei online holiday builder .

You can drive from Kipahulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. June in Kihei sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tahiti Nui, then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hanalei takes 2 hours. In June in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Helicopter Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Sunset Beach Park, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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