15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Subway:  12 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Kapaia Stitchery, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and finally kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue travel planner.

Washington DC to Lihue is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Lihue, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Lihue reach 81°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Poipu
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Kapaia Stitchery ©
Kapaia Stitchery

4
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.
Head to Glass Mango and Pakaloha Bikinisfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and pause for some photo ops at Jodo Mission Lahaina.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Kapalua Beach, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

8
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.
Do your shopping at Ala Moana Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Dole Plantation (in Wahiawa) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll through Ala Moana Beach Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery-Pacific, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. November in Honolulu sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Nu’uanu Pali, Turtle Bay Beach, Dole Plantation
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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