15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney


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3
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Swim with Dolphins (in Kailua-Kona), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs & Volcano Art Center Gallery) and Kona Coffee Living History Farm (in Captain Cook). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Hilo is minus 20 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Hilo reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Puukohola National Historic Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Kihei (The Awakening Church & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (in Makawao). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lahaina United Methodist Church, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahaina day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip maker app .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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