15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally cruise along Devastation Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Hilo, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Kihei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina, Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, look for gifts at Aloha Spice Company, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue driving holiday planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Lihue in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Aloha Spice Company
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

6
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 (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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