15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia


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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.
On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary builder app .

Philadelphia to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. June in Hilo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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.
On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Lahaina, 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 these side-trips from Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and steep yourself in history at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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 Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Honolulu are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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