15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Auckland

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Haleiwa Store Lots & Waimea Bay), Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Ehukai Beach Park (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 22 hours. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for much hotter days in Honolulu, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins, Ehukai Beach Park
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Honaunau Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Liliuokalani Gardens and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park & Rainbow Falls) and Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook). And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, wander the streets of Holualoa Village, and look and learn at Mauna Kea Observatories.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Honaunau, Captain Cook, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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