15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Saint John
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Saint John

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Haleakala Crater and Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, stop by Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lahaina online tour itinerary maker .

Saint John, Canada to Lahaina is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Saint John to Lahaina, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Saint John in October; daily highs in Lahaina reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Waimea Canyon State Park and Kalalau Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanalei: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Eleele) and Poipu (Spouting Horn & Poipu Beach Park). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, and look for gifts at Ching Young Village Shopping Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hanalei, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Hanalei takes 3.5 hours. In October in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

Plan trip to Honolulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins, Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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