15 days in Los Angeles, Hawaii & Idaho Springs Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles, Hawaii & Idaho Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Los Angeles
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
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Idaho Springs
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path and explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation website.

Barcelona, Spain to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manoa Falls and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Lanikai Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai

— 2 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Kalalau Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanalei tour planning tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanalei are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Parasailing & Paragliding. Take a break from the city and head to Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Makena Beach (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and stroll through Kapalua Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina route planner.

You can fly from Hanalei to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Idaho Springs

— 2 nights
The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hike along The Fraser River Trail, identify plant and animal life at Winter Park Resort, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Georgetown Firefighting Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, then fly down the slopes at Maison de Ski, and finally examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

Before you visit Idaho Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lahaina to Idaho Springs by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Lahaina in August, things will get much colder in Idaho Springs: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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.