15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights

3
nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Hanakapiai Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Polihale State Park and Shipwreck Beach. Go for a jaunt from Poipu to Princeville to see Queen's Bath about 11h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at National Tropical Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu day trip planner.

Philadelphia to Poipu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Poipu due to the time zone difference. In February, Poipu is much warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Queen's Bath, Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, Polihale State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Pololu Valley Lookout and Waipio Valley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kanaloa Octopus Farm and The Captain Cook Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kahaluu Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael the Archangel Church, hike along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Kailua-Kona takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kīlauea and Sulphur Banks. Visiting Richardson Beach Park and Carlsmith Beach Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Holei Sea Arch (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) and Hilo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Liliuokalani Gardens). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, learn about winemaking at Volcano Winery, hike along Mauna Loa, and Head underground at Kazumura Cave Tours.

Plan my day in Volcano using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Volcano are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Chain of Craters Rd
Highlights from your plan
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ho'okipa Beach Park and Lahaina Harbor. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Kamaole Beach Park III. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Wailuku), Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula) and Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, contemplate the long history of Old Lahaina Courthouse, stroll through Big Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina attractions tool.

You can fly from Volcano to Lahaina in 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Big Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kamaole Beach Park III
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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