15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, explore and take pictures at Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), and pause for some serene contemplation at The Awakening Church.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip builder.

Chicago to Kihei is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Kihei is minus 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Kihei at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

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 8th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, thenhike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, thenadmire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hilo sightseeing tool.

Fly from Kihei to Hilo in 3 hours. April in Hilo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Anaehoomalu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Mauna Lani Resort
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Waianae (Mermaid Caves & Swim with Dolphins) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu online attractions planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. In April in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waianae, Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Halona Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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