15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Shop till you drop at Ching Young Village Shopping Center and Art House Hawaii. Take a break from the city and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Hanalei Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Polihale State Park (in Waimea), Princeville Center (in Princeville) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, play a few rounds at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue route planner.

Memphis to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect Lihue to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 22nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In October in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Lahaina, Maui

Crown Jewel of 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Upcountry Farmers Market and Lahaina Galleries. Visiting Haleakala Crater and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Zipline (in Kula) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, stroll through Kapalua Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 27th (Wed): look for gifts at 2nd Wave Beach and Boat, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally view the masterpieces at Trudy's Island Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, then explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and finally play a few rounds at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Golf Course.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary app.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

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.
On the 29th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, stop by Big Island Candies, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Banyan Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Hilo, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.