15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15​h
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Philadelphia

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Polihale State Park. Get in touch with nature at Shipwreck Beach and Secret Beach. Step out of Poipu to go to Princeville and see Queen's Bath, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, tee off at Kiahuna Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Poipu visit planning tool .

Philadelphia to Poipu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in February, with highs in Poipu at 78°F and lows at 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Queen's Bath, Polihale State Park, Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waipio Valley and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Kanaloa Octopus Farm and Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Puako) and Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay & The Captain Cook Monument). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, hike along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract, experience rural life at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and kick back and relax at White Sand Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Captain Cook, Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kīlauea and Chain of Craters Rd. Get outdoors at Holei Sea Arch and Liliuokalani Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Hilo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Richardson Beach Park, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Sulphur Banks, explore the fascinating underground world of Kazumura Cave Tours, stroll through Mauna Loa, and admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Volcano tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Volcano sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Chain of Craters Rd
Highlights from your plan
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Wailea Beach Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lahaina Harbor, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and contemplate the long history of Old Lahaina Courthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Volcano to Lahaina takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Beach, Wailea Beach Path, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kamaole Beach Park III, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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