15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Papeete, Tahiti
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Papeete, Tahiti

8
days
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.
Head to Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Centerfor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Kailua Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park, and explore and take pictures at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu attractions planner.

Papeete, French Polynesia to Honolulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. In February, Honolulu is a bit cooler than Papeete - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

3
days
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Attractions like Ka'anapali Beach and Lahaina Banyan Court make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Kihei to Lahaina to see Glass Mango about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley State Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kihei itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Helicopter Tours, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

1
day
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 1st (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In February in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hilo.

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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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 2nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

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Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Zipline
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market

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