15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary tool.

Philadelphia to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): experience rural life at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, steep yourself in history at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Mauna Kea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, and get impressive views of Molokini Crater.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lahaina are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: trek along Diamond Head State Monument, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

Similar plans

14 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans