15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Waimea Valley. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Wys Galleries & Haleiwa Town Center) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Windward Mall, and examine the collection at Bishop Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Honolulu to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Haleakala Crater and Kamaole Beach Park III. Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and stop by Grins 2 Go Maui.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kihei trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. April in Kihei sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

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 15th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Volcano trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kihei to Volcano in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Trails · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anaehoomalu and Kahaluu Beach. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, stroll through Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, and look for gifts at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 1 night

Big Pineapple

On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

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You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.