15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui

Crown Jewel of Maui

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Kapalua Beach and Napili Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Keawakapu Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's lots more to do: trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail, kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip maker app.

Cleveland to Lahaina is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cleveland to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cleveland in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 81°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

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 20th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then whizz through the canopy at The Umauma Experience, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hilo journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kealakekua Bay and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. You'll get in some beach time at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Honaunau (Honaunau Bay & Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park), Queen's Bath (in Princeville) and The Painted Church (in Captain Cook). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Forest and Trail, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and stroll through 49 Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Kailua-Kona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then whizz through the canopy at Koloa Zipline, and finally admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then stroll through Hanalei Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hanalei Bay.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lihue itinerary planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lihue are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Waimea Valley. You'll get in some beach time at Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Sharks Cove). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · 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.