15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 21st (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Hilo, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Hilo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, and take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina day trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel route planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 1st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lihue trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Kayaking & Canoeing, Opaekaa Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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