15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
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Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wailua Falls and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Hanalei Beach and Ke'e Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, and steep yourself in history at Old Kaloa Sugar Mill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue route maker tool.

Montreal, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Lihue. Traveling from Montreal in May, you will find days in Lihue are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Punalu‘U Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's more to do: look for gifts at Greenwell Farms and get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip builder.

Getting from Lihue to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaiian Vanilla Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hilo route planning site.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Hilo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 4 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
We've included these beaches for you: Kamaole Beach Park III and Kapalua Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kamaole Beach Park II and Makena Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Whalers Village Museum & Napili Beach) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Kihei takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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.