14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Bus:  15 h 15 min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
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've added Kahalu'u Beach Park, Two Step, White Sand Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Magic Sands, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Two Step, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kealakekua Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Keauhou, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

2
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): cruise along Devastation Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Kīlauea and then explore and take pictures at Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs.

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You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Laupahoehoe Beach Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hilo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Hilo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Sunset Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and appreciate the history behind Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pupukea, Turtle Bay Beach, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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