15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Bus:  14​h
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Tampa, Florida

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ka'anapali Beach and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Kapalua Beach. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court and pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planning website .

Tampa to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Lahaina, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kalepolepo Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kapalua Beach
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Mokuaikaua Church ©
Mokuaikaua Church

3
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Visiting Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Volcano Art Center and Jagger Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park, Liliuokalani Gardens, & more) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's much more to do: trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'u Huluhulu trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and cruise along Devastation Trail.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Volcano itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, Volcano is a bit cooler at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Arizona Memorial and Hawaii State Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Battleship Missouri Memorial and Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore and take pictures at Puu Ualakaa State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

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You can fly from Volcano to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Turtle Bay Beach, Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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