15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visit Shipwreck Beach and Anini Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Na Pali Coast State Park. Step out of Lihue with an excursion to Hanalei Beach in Hanalei--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and head outdoors with Koloa Zipline.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip planner.

Durango to Lihue is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Durango in April, you will find days in Lihue are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are much warmer (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Waimea Valley. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Lanikai Beach in Kailua, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

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You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Relax by the water at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kamaole Beach Park II and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Napili Beach & Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co) and D.T. Fleming Park (in Kapalua). The adventure continues: stroll through Ulua Beach, kick back and relax at Makena Beach, indulge your taste buds at Maui Pineapple Tours, and find your balance on the water with Paddle On! Maui.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. In April in Kihei, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 15th (Thu), get outside with The Umauma Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reeds Bay Beach Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get impressive views of Kīlauea, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

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You can fly from Kihei to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In April in Hilo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip builder site.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.