15 days in Island of Hawaii & Lihue Itinerary

15 days in Island of Hawaii & Lihue Itinerary

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15 days in Island of Hawaii & Lihue Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  13​h
1
Hilo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Waimea
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Lihue
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Hilo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Richardson Beach Park as well as Zip Line Through Paradise. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at Zip Line Through Paradise, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Banyan Drive, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hilo road trip website .

Detroit to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Detroit in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hilo, with lows of 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Banyan Drive
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

2
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Waimea online trip builder .

You can drive from Hilo to Waimea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hilo in June: highs in Waimea hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 48°F. You will leave for Lihue on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

8
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your list of things to see and do now includes Allerton Garden, Original Red Dirt Shirts, Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau, and other attractions. Attractions like Spouting Horn and Shipwreck Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lihue road trip planner .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In June in Lihue, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll set off for Hanapepe on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau, Original Red Dirt Shirts
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

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