15 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

15 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  9​h
1
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Hana
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Lahaina
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: San Diego


Learn more about your trip

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Mauna Kea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary maker website .

San Diego to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 83°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hana.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Akaka Falls State Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

2
nights
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hana tour itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to Hana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Hana when traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hana

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Kapalua Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea (Makena Beach, Maluaka Beach, & more) and Wailuku (Iao Valley, Maui Tropical Plantation, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Hana to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Hana in May, plan for little chillier days in Lahaina, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea, Kapalua, Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

Similar Plans

14 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Oahu, Island of Hawaii & Maui BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Oahu & Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 59 days in Maui & Lanai BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Maui BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Maui BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans