15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
2
Haena, Kauai
— 2 nights
3
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Get some historical perspective at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Hale Pa'i Printing Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Honolua Bay and Keawakapu Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei) and Wailea (Wailea Beach & Wailea Beach Path). Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, get a taste of the local shopping with Costantino Studio, kick back and relax at Baby Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lahaina Harbor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary tool.

Huntsville to Lahaina is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Haena.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Maui, Kamaole Beach Park II
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Shark Diving
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach

2
nights
Haena, Kauai

Haena ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Hāʻena State Park, kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, hike along Hanakapi`ai Trail, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, thenkick back and relax at Lumahai Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Alakai Swamp Trail, thenmake a trip to Kalalau Lookout, thenstroll through Nu'alolo Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Waipo’o Falls.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Haena trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Haena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Haena

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kauai, Waipo’o Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls
Kalalau Lookout ©
Kalalau Lookout

1
night
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. For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poipu travel route planner.

You can drive from Haena to Poipu in 2 hours. In September in Poipu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff

3
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Pillboxes & Lanikai Beach), Pupukea (Sharks Cove & Banzai Pipeline) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). And it doesn't end there: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, learn about all things military at US Army Museum of Hawaii, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kawainui Marsh.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation website.

You can fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 3 hours. In September in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Pupukea, Waimea Bay
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents, take in nature's colorful creations at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Volcano Garden Arts, learn about winemaking at Volcano Winery, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Kalapana, get great views at Holei Sea Arch, trek along Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, thenhike along Native Hawaiian Lava, thencontemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano trip app.

Getting from Honolulu to Volcano by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Volcano, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Native Hawaiian Lava, Steam Vents
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Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church, examine the collection at Kona Historical Society, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, thenhike along Ka'Awaloa Trail, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Pu'u Wa'awa'a Forest Reserve, and finally stop by Kona Henna. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kikaua Point Park, tee off at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Waialea Beach, thenstroll through Puukohola National Historic Park, and finally kick back and relax at Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea, Captain Cook, Kona Historical Society, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park ©
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park

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