15 days in Oahu, Kauai & Maui Itinerary

15 days in Oahu, Kauai & Maui Itinerary

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Haleiwa
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Kapaa
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Kihei
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Haleiwa

Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ko Olina Lagoons and Sunset Beach Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laniakea Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haleiwa: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kailua), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae). The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Banzai Pipeline, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Sharks Cove, and explore the activities along Waimea Bay.

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Newark to Haleiwa is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Haleiwa at 76°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Na Pali Coast State Park and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Polihale State Park and Ke'e Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kapaa: Kauai Coffee Company (in Kalaheo), Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout & Hanalei Beach) and Shipwreck Beach (in Poipu). There's much more to do: hike along Kauai Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kapaa tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Haleiwa to Kapaa in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kamaole Beach Park III. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua), Lahaina Banyan Court (in Lahaina) and Pipiwai Trail (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach Path, stroll through Kamaole Beach Park II, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kihei trip itinerary site.

Fly from Kapaa to Kihei in 3 hours. In January in Kihei, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.

Kauai travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.

Maui travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.