15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu
— 3 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Lahaina
— 4 nights
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Hilo
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
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Honolulu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Koko Crater Railway Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple for their historical value. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Bellows Field Beach Park in Waimanalo, approximately Waimanalo away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu journey maker site.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Koloa.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Koloa, Kauai — 4 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Poipu Beach Park and Kauai Path. Relax by the water at Shipwreck Beach and Kalapaki Beach. Step out of Koloa to go to Kapaa and see Sleeping Giant Trail, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, kick back and relax at Baby Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Makawehi Bluff.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koloa trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Koloa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In March in Koloa, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips

Lahaina — 4 nights

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 get in some beach time at Kapalua Beach and Baby Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kapalua Coastal Trail and D.T. Fleming Park. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Nakalele Blowhole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Koloa to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Hilo.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Hilo — 2 nights

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 (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Catholic Church,. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaiian Vanilla Company, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reeds Bay Beach Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 1 night

On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole, then get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, then take a tour by water with Dolphin Quest, and finally stroll around Kapiolani Regional Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.

Maui travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.