15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: San Diego

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.
Visiting Diamond Head State Monument and Kailua Beach Park will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Sunset Beach Park). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and get some jogging in at Ala Moana Beach Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu journey tool.

San Diego to Honolulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Honolulu. In May, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than San Diego - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Relax by the water at Hanalei Beach and Kalapaki Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Wailua Falls and Na Pali Coast State Park. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lihue online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei Beach, Hanalei Bay, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Napili Beach and Kapalua Coastal Trail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kamaole Beach Park II. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailea (Wailea Beach & Keawakapu Beach), Zipline (in Wailuku) and Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahaina holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In May in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Zipline, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

2
nights
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 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Saddle Road, thenstroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

Plan my Hilo trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hilo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Saddle Road, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Saddle Road
Saddle Road

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