15 days in Hawaii, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  12​h 30​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei day trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Kihei reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wailea
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lihue online tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Lihue in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Poipu
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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 some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu sightseeing planner.

Fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do your shopping at The Strip and Barneys New York. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Six Flags Magic Mountain as well as Disneyland Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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