15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: Knoxville
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Knoxville

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum, thentake a memorable drive along Saddle Road, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo itinerary builder app.

Knoxville to Hilo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Knoxville to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Knoxville in May since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Saddle Road, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

4
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.
Maui Veterans Cemetery and McGregor Point Light will appeal to history buffs. Visit Napili Beach and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II, Kamaole Beach Park III, &more) and Zipline (in Haiku). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach Path, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach, and hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

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

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Veterans Cemetery, Kapalua Beach
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, thenkick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lihue trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Lihue takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei Beach, Tunnels Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

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.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharks Cove (in Pupukea), Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Haleiwa (Laniakea Beach & Waimea Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip tool.

Fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Sharks Cove, Byodo-In Temple, Ko Olina Lagoons
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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