15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get some historical perspective at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tunnels Beach and Hanalei Beach. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Kalalau Trail, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

Make your Hanalei itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Hanalei. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Hanalei hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Na Pali Coast State Park, Queen's Bath
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels 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.
On the 31st (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Garden Arts, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Volcano online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Hanalei to Volcano takes 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Volcano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

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.
Head to Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and Maui On Metalfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Kahekili Beach Park and Kamaole Beach Park III. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea (Wailea Beach Path, Ulua Beach, & more) and Zipline (in Wailuku). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lahaina Printsellers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary website .

Getting from Volcano to Lahaina by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Nohea Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, admire the verdant scenery at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online tour planner .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Honolulu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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