15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, get great views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei trip planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Hanalei is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Hanalei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Hanalei is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanakapiai Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls

5
nights
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.
Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: stroll through Waikiki Beach, pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Get some cultural insight at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House and Lahaina United Methodist Church. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Kihei (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lahaina road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip builder app .

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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