15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Lahaina
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You've now added Royal Hawaiian Center to your itinerary. Visit Sharks Cove and Turtle Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Nu’uanu Pali. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder.

Pittsburgh to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in December; daily highs in Honolulu reach 82°F and lows reach 69°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 8 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Do your shopping at Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and The Wharf Cinema Center. Explore hidden gems such as Nakalele Blowhole and Kapalua Coastal Trail. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Waihee Ridge Trail in Waihee, approximately Waihee away. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, kick back and relax at Kahekili Beach Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Hanakao'o Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Maui travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.