15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
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Lahaina, Maui
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 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.
Visiting Diamond Head State Monument and Lanikai Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Sunset Beach Park), Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

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San Diego to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-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 · Historic Sites

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Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wailua Falls and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hanalei Bay. 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: experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lihue are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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 Kapalua Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailea (Wailea Beach & Keawakapu Beach), Zipline (in Wailuku) and Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III).

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Getting from Lihue to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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

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You can fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 4.5 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

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

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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.