15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  17​h
1
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
day
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 22nd (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Garden Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Volcano online road trip planner .

New York City to Volcano is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Volcano. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Volcano reach 80°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kahekili Beach Park and Keawakapu Beach. Head to Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and Maui On Metalfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Kula Country Farms (in Kula), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Wailea (Wailea Beach Path, Wailea Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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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. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Kula Country Farms, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, and immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

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Getting from Lahaina to Hanalei by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Arizona Memorial and Nohea Gallery. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, appreciate the views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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