15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kula, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  17​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo. On the 1st (Wed), look and learn at Imiloa Astronomy Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Alae Cemetery. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, meet the residents at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then see the world from above with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, and finally trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo trip itinerary tool .

Washington DC to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Hilo is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kula.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kula, Maui

Kula ©
Kula is a district of Maui, Hawaii, that stretches across the "up-country", the western-facing slopes of Haleakalā, from Makawao to Ulupalakua. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Surf Club Maui, Hawaii Helicopters and Quicksilver Cruises. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Ka'anapali Beach, & more), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Wailuku (Maui Ocean Center & Iao Valley). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Haleakala Crater, sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, and stop by Proteas of Hawaii.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kula holiday maker site .

You can fly from Hilo to Kula in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kula

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Lahaina, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Paradise Eco-Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kauai Photo Tours and Camera Shop, Sunshine Helicopters Lihue, Kayak Kaua'i, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanalei: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Poipu (Poipu Beach Park & Spouting Horn) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, stroll through Tunnels Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanalei road trip app .

Getting from Kula to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Kula, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hanalei, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Lihue, Poipu, Wailua River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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.
You've added Oahu Photography Tours, Hawaii Food Tours, North Shore Shark Adventures, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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