15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
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Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iolani Palace and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Honolulu. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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Waimea, Kauai

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Aunty Liliko'i, and then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park.

Discover how to plan a Waimea trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Waimea takes 4 hours. In May in Waimea, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Aunty Liliko'i ©
Aunty Liliko'i

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Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
You'll explore and learn at Hana Coast Gallery and Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Haleakala Crater and Ka'anapali Beach. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Lahaina Front Street (in Lahaina) and Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Kihei takes 5 hours. Traveling from Waimea in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 68°F in Kihei. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Hana Coast Gallery ©
Hana Coast Gallery

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kahaluu Beach. Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Puukohola National Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at The Original Donkey Ball Store, and steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona travel route builder app.

You can fly from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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