15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights

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Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, trek along Kalalau Trail, and then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Hanalei Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park.

Plan trip to Hanalei with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Miami to Hanalei is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Greenwell Farms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay & The Painted Church), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online road trip planner.

Fly from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Swim with Dolphins
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, then admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Sulphur Banks, and then kick back and relax at Punalu‘U Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Volcano travel site.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Volcano when traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Liliuokalani Gardens, Punalu‘U Beach, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Napili Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Wailea to see Wailea Beach about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, stroll through Kahekili Beach Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lahaina United Methodist Church.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina road trip planner.

You can fly from Volcano to Lahaina in 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Koko Crater Railway Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. In December in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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