15 days in Honolulu, Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Honolulu, Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Honolulu, Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  18​h
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Kihei
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Lahaina
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Nashville


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3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, beaches, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

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Nashville to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Nashville in November: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 84°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

2
nights
Kihei

Kihei ©
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.
You've now added Hana Highway - Road to Hana to your itinerary. On the 19th (Tue), cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III and then sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei online travel planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. November in Kihei sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Maui Brewing Company ©
Maui Brewing Company

2
nights
Hilo

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, get a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

Before you visit Hilo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Kihei to Hilo in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hilo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

2
nights
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Haleakala National Park is known for nature, adventure, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Pipiwai Trail, admire all the interesting features of Ke‘anae Point, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park road trip site .

Getting from Hilo to Haleakala National Park by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Haleakala National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lahaina.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ke‘anae Point, Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Highlights from your plan
Ke‘anae Point ©
Ke‘anae Point
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave

3
nights
Lahaina

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hawaii Surf Lessons 101. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, see Hawaii Surf Lessons 101, and then make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Haleakala National Park to Lahaina takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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