15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Kihei, Maui

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II, then kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, and then stroll through Ulua Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kihei trip itinerary builder site.

Winnipeg, Canada to Kihei is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in January; daily highs in Kihei reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hanalei Beach and Anini Beach. When in Lihue, make a side trip to see Hanalei Valley Lookout in Hanalei, approximately Hanalei away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue journey planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Lihue in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hilo.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then cruise along Saddle Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilo journey planning website.

Fly from Lihue to Hilo in 4.5 hours. In January in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 7 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Manoa Falls and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Visit National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Opana Radar Site for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku), Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa) and Kailua (Pillbox Hike & Lanikai Beach). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu itinerary planning app.

Fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.