15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Newark

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip site .

Newark to Honolulu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Waimea, Kauai

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Polihale State Park, then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Waimea trip itinerary site .

Fly from Honolulu to Waimea in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State 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 find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Waimea to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wailuku, Maui, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Veterans Cemetery
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, then cruise along Devastation Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). On the next day, head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Volcano online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Volcano in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. July in Volcano sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

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.
On the 4th (Sat), experience rural life at Sunshower Farms, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Sunshower Farms
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Mokuaikaua Church ©
Mokuaikaua Church

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