15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Lahaina Jodo Mission, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and get impressive views of Molokini Crater.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online trip itinerary maker .

Salt Lake City to Lahaina is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Lahaina. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in Lahaina hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Maui, Maui Ocean Center, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore Lihue's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: walk around Poipu Beach Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Lihue itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hanalei Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planning website .

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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