15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii vacation planner

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Honolulu
— 5 nights
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Molokai
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Wailuku
— 3 nights
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Poipu
— 2 nights
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Lanai City
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Honolulu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu holiday builder site.

Edinburgh, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Edinburgh in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Molokai.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Molokai

— 1 night

The Friendly Isle

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Molokai Museum and Cultural Center, stop by Purdy's All-Natural Macadamia Nut Farm, admire the majestic nature at Papohaku Beach Park, then don't miss a visit to Kalaupapa Overlook, and finally take some stellar pictures from Palaau State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Molokai attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Molokai takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wailuku.

Things to do in Molokai

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Wailuku

— 3 nights
Wailuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Tour Da Food.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wailuku attractions planner.

You can fly from Molokai to Wailuku in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Molokai in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wailuku: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Wailuku

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Poipu

— 2 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around Poipu Beach Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see Kipu Ranch Adventures, then whizz through the canopy at Koloa Zipline, and then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Wailuku to Poipu takes 3 hours. May in Poipu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lanai City

— 2 nights
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get interesting insight from Trilogy Lana'i, identify plant and animal life at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, then stroll around Dole Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mike Carroll Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanai City road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Poipu to Lanai City with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Poipu in May since evenings lows in Lanai City dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanai City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Maui travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Lanai travel guide

4.3
Wildlife Areas · Art Galleries · Beaches
The Pineapple Isle