15 days in Island of Hawaii & Kauai Itinerary

15 days in Island of Hawaii & Kauai Itinerary

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Start: Green Bay
Fly:  13 h
1
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Poipu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Princeville
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Green Bay

3
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kīlauea and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Jagger Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Richardson Beach Park (in Hilo). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Holei Sea Arch, take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents, admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, and hike along Sulphur Banks.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park journey planner.

Green Bay to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Green Bay in April, with highs in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at 81°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hilo, Volcano, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Steam Vents
Highlights from your plan
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

6
nights
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Kealakekua Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Waipio Valley and Puukohola National Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau) and The Painted Church (in Captain Cook). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at 49 Black Sand Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, Kealakekua, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

2
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by Aloha Spice Company, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Polihale State Park, and finally make a trip to Kalalau Lookout. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and then trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Princeville.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Kalalau Lookout, Polihale State Park, Kalapaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

3
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, kick back and relax at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, and finally explore the activities along Turtle Cove. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanakapi`ai Trail, thenexamine the collection at Kokee Natural History Museum, thenhike along Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking, and finally take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeville trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Poipu to Princeville in 1.5 hours. In May in Princeville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Kekaha, Puu Hinahina Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)
Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking ©
Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church

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