15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Brisbane

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Honolulu trip simple and quick.

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Maui Ocean Center and Lahaina Banyan Court will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Lahaina (Ka'anapali Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Wailua Valley State Wayside Park (in Kula). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. January in Kihei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailua Valley State Wayside Park, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Bring the kids along to Akaka Falls State Park and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail & Kilauea Iki Trailhead), Swim with Dolphins (in Kailua-Kona) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hilo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

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