15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  23​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Milan

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.
Attractions like Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu travel planner .

Milan, Italy to Honolulu is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, look and learn at Imiloa Astronomy Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hilo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. August in Hilo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Imiloa Astronomy Center ©
Imiloa Astronomy Center
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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.
On the 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hilo in August since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, get a taste of the local shopping with Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. On your second day here, experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August in Kihei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

Similar Plans

16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans