15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Ottawa

7
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.
Visit Iolani Palace and National Memorial Cemetery-Pacific for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls, contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online itinerary creator.

Ottawa, Canada to Honolulu is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in May: highs in Honolulu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Canyon State Park and Spouting Horn. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's much more to do: stroll through Poipu Beach Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, buy something for everyone on your list at Poipu Shopping Village, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Poipu trip builder.

Getting from Honolulu to Poipu by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Opaekaa Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park, Helicopter Tours, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Kapalua Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Glass Mango and Pakaloha Bikinis. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria lanakila Catholic Church, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and steep yourself in history at Jodo Mission Lahaina.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Poipu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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