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
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Polynesian Cultural Center and Ko Hana Distillers. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Hana Distillers, Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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.
Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Karen Lei's Gallery and Lahaina Printsellers. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana and kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karen Lei's Gallery, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then look for gifts at Big Island Bees, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

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

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Big Island Bees
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
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 1st (Mon), trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park and then pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip app .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, Hilo is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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