15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, then stop by Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lihue road trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Perth to Lihue due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Lihue, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Scuba & Snorkeling, Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts, Hanalei Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kalalau Lookout ©
Kalalau Lookout

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kapalua Beach and Wailea Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Kamaole Beach Park II. Change things up with a short trip to Napili Beach in Lahaina (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, pause for some serene contemplation at The Awakening Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Maui's World Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. December in Kihei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Popular historic sites such as The Painted Church and Ka Lae Light are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala), Puako (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Naalehu, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ko Olina Lagoons. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kapolei) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu tour builder site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In December in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Valley of the Temples, Ko Olina Lagoons, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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