15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Wailea, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei vacation builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Hanalei due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Kalalau Trail ©
Kalalau Trail
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. For shopping fun, head to Olavine Spa & Salon or Laura Mango Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Ulua Beach and Makena Beach. Explore Wailea's surroundings by going to Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach) (in Hana) and Pipiwai Trail (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, work some fitness into your day at Wailea Beach Path, and stroll through Keawakapu Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wailea online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Wailea in 2.5 hours. March in Wailea sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana, Pipiwai Trail
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Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Pipiwai Trail ©
Pipiwai Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Punalu‘U Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Volcano Garden Arts, view the masterpieces at 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Volcano trip planner .

Fly from Wailea to Volcano in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Punalu‘U Beach
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

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.
Popular historic sites such as Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Arizona Memorial are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ko Olina Lagoons. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, admire the verdant scenery at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Volcano to Honolulu takes 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Ko Olina Lagoons, Scuba & Snorkeling, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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