15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights


Honolulu, Oahu — 6 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Do your shopping at Ala Moana Center and Waikele Premium Outlets. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Honolulu, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

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 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then stroll through Mauna Kea Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Big Island Bees, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. June in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Volcano.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devastation Trail, stop by Big Island Candies, shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Volcano trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, Volcano is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Moana Glass by Ryan Staub (in Kahului) and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission.

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Traveling by flight from Volcano to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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.