15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 6 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kona Historical Society. Kealakekua Bay and Mokuaikaua Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Captain Cook (Big Island Bees & Two Step) and Honaunau (Honaunau Bay & Manini Kapahukapu Beach). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Kikaua Point Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, and hike along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kailua-Kona. In July, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On your second day here, wander the streets of Kalapana, explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, and finally hike along Pu'u Huluhulu trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 71°F in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea Beach. Puukohola National Historic Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Waikoloa side-trips: Honokaa (Mauna Kea Tea & Waipiʻo Valley Lookout) and Hawi Center: Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Quest, take in the exciting artwork at Isaacs Art Center Museum and Gallery, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and get to know the fascinating history of Waipio Valley.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Waikoloa day trip site.

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Waikoloa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.