15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 8 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and USS Utah Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei), Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Sharks Cove) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Laniakea Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and walk around Waimanalo Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip app.

Miami to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Rainbow Falls and Reeds Bay Beach Park. Let the collections at Pacific Tsunami Museum and Lyman Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Hilo with a short trip to Laupahoehoe Beach Park in Laupahoehoe, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Coconut Island, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lihue, Kauai

— 2 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Kauai Nut Roasters, kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Tabora Gallery, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lawa'i Beach, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, and then stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lihue holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lihue takes 4 hours. In July in Lihue, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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.