15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  14​h
1
Wailea, Maui
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Kipahulu, Maui
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Louisville

2
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wailea trip itinerary planner.

Louisville to Wailea is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Louisville to Wailea, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Louisville in January: high temperatures in Wailea hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kula Country Farms
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

2
nights
Kipahulu, Maui

Kipahulu ©
On the 15th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Charles Lindbergh's Grave, kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach), and then explore by horseback at Pipiwai Trail. On the next day, shop like a local with Hana Tropicals, then admire the majestic nature at Wai'anapanapa State Park, and then experience rural life at Hana Gold.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kipahulu trip maker .

You can drive from Wailea to Kipahulu in 2 hours. January in Kipahulu sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana, Pipiwai Trail
Highlights from your plan
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Hana Gold ©
Hana Gold

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Volcano day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kipahulu to Volcano. In January, daytime highs in Volcano are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

2
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.
On the 18th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Byodo-In Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Volcano to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting Hanalei Beach and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalalau Trail and Na Pali Coast State Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Anini Beach, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hanalei visit site .

Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Visit Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Polihale State Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, and take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Poipu holiday planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In January in Poipu, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Scuba & Snorkeling, Swinging Bridge, Polihale State Park, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company

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