15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights

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 2nd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, thenhike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, thenadmire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, thenget impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hilo attractions site.

Chicago to Hilo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Hilo to be much hotter, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hilo Coffee Mill
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at 2nd Wave Beach and Boat, steep yourself in history at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, thenexplore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Puukohola National Historic Park, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Iao Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Laura Mango Art Gallery (in Hana), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Kula Country Farms (in Kula). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina travel route planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kapalua Beach, Laura Mango Art Gallery, Haleakala Crater, Kula Country Farms
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu route planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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