15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Bus + 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Ehukai Beach Park. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Haleiwa (Haleiwa Store Lots, Waimea Bay, &more). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu online tour planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 22 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in June: highs in Honolulu hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Ehukai Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Lahaina Jodo Mission, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina sightseeing planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Zipline

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.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Puukohola National Historic Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens, Akaka Falls State Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, view the masterpieces at Kona Henna, explore the activities along Honaunau Bay, and see the sky in a new way at Mauna Kea Observatories.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online road trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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