15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mauna Kea Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect Kailua-Kona to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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 27th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and then examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hilo online route planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, Hilo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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