15 days in Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, then take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina tour itinerary planning tool.

Cincinnati to Lahaina is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, expect Lahaina to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Maui Ocean Center, Kapalua Beach
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

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You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the views from Swinging Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 3 hours. In May in Poipu, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Swinging Bridge
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Swinging Bridge ©
Swinging Bridge

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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 27th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona day trip tool.

You can fly from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, see the sky in a new way at Imiloa Astronomy Center, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo travel route website.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Imiloa Astronomy Center ©
Imiloa Astronomy Center
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Hilo to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hilo in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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