15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Haleiwa, Oahu
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  20​h 45​min
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 15th (Thu), stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, hike along Sulphur Banks, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, then take a stroll through Kalapana, then explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Volcano online journey planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Volcano is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, things will get much warmer in Volcano: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market
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Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Volcano in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kailua-Kona, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

6
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Visiting Kamaole Beach Park II and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Maui On Metal and Maui Hands. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Wailuku), Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, The Awakening Church, & more) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Lahaina Galleries.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina day trip website .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Maui Hands
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Haleiwa, Oahu

Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wys Galleries and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. We've included these beaches for you: Sunset Beach Park and Banzai Pipeline. Step out of Haleiwa with an excursion to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the views at Waimea Valley, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Haleiwa online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lahaina to Haleiwa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. August in Haleiwa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pupukea, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

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