15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then take a tour by water with Kauai Backcountry Adventures, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, take the plunge with Skydive Kauai, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and finally get interesting insight from Kipu Ranch Adventures.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip app.

Los Angeles to Lihue is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lihue. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lihue when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Skydive Kauai ©
Skydive Kauai
Kauai Backcountry Adventures ©
Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Kipu Ranch Adventures ©
Kipu Ranch Adventures

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pupukea (Ehukai Beach Park & Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, explore the world behind art at Hawaii State Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip app.

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Makawao (Maui Pineapple Tours & Maui Veterans Cemetery). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

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 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, then experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Swim with Dolphins
Mokuaikaua Church ©
Mokuaikaua Church

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): trek along Sulphur Banks, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire all the interesting features of Devastation Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

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