15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Rochester

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Leilani Farm Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahekili Beach Park, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kihei trip website .

Rochester to Kihei is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Rochester to Kihei, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rochester in September: high temperatures in Kihei hover around 90°F and lows are around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Leilani Farm Sanctuary
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano trip builder app .

Getting from Kihei to Volcano by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 3 hours. September in Volcano sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

4
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Ke'e Beach and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Tunnels Beach and Kalalau Trail. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Volcano to Hanalei in 5 hours. In September in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Ke'e Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park, Queen's Bath, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

6
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 Sharks Cove and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Popular historic sites such as Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Haleiwa (Scuba & Snorkeling & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ko Olina Lagoons, stroll through Waikiki Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair, and appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

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Getting from Hanalei to Honolulu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Oahu, Haleiwa, Kailua, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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