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
— 3 nights

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Lihue, Kauai

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 Koloa Zipline and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lihue visit planner.

Durango to Lihue is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Durango in April, expect nights in Lihue to be warmer, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Koloa, Kauai, Poipu, Hanalei Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Koloa Zipline ©
Koloa Zipline

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Waimea Valley. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Lanikai Beach in Kailua, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, 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 travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Kailua, Halona Blowhole, Waimea Valley
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Relax by the water at Ho'okipa Beach Park and D.T. Fleming Park. Get in touch with nature at Wailea Beach and Kamaole Beach Park II. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Napili Beach & Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Paddle On! Maui, get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Ulua Beach, and savor the flavors at Maui Pineapple Tours.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kihei trip site.

Fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 3 hours. In April in Kihei, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Wailuku, Lahaina, D.T. Fleming Park, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Paddle On! Maui ©
Paddle On! Maui
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience, identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical 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 3 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

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience
Highlights from your plan
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience ©
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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: identify plant and animal life 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Queen's Bath
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Hawaii Forest and Trail ©
Hawaii Forest and Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

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