15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
day
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kauai's Hindu Monastery and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Brisbane, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lihue due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Lihue reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauai's Hindu Monastery
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Kauai's Hindu Monastery ©
Kauai's Hindu Monastery

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, then view the masterpieces at Lava Light Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kona Henna.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church,, stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Basically Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo trip maker app .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Joseph Catholic Church, ©
St. Joseph Catholic Church,
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Holy Innocents Church. Let the collections at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and Maui On Metal capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei), Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula) and Maui Hands (in Makawao). There's much more to do: make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, view the masterpieces at Reeflections Fine Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Old Lahaina Courthouse, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lahaina Printsellers.

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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. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Makawao, Honolua Bay, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Kai Pua Artist Studio ©
Kai Pua Artist Studio
Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay
Old Lahaina Courthouse ©
Old Lahaina Courthouse

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and US Army Museum of Hawaii. Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Bishop Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Green World Coffee Farms (in Wahiawa), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Haleiwa) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire all the interesting features of Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and examine the collection at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Honolulu tour app .

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 May, daytime highs in Honolulu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Nu’uanu Pali, Byodo-In Temple, Green World Coffee Farms
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor ©

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