15 days in Hawaii & Cancun Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii & Cancun Itinerary

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15 days in Hawaii & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Lihue, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
Lihue, United States

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Wailua River State Park.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lihue holiday planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Lihue due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, things will get much warmer in Lihue: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Wailua River State Park, Photography Tours
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Photography Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then tee off at Mauna Lani Resort .

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Lihue to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Mauna Lani Resort , Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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nights
Lahaina, United States

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.
Step out of Lahaina to go to Paia and see Ho'okipa Beach Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and stroll through Napili Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lahaina tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. March in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui Ocean Center
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

5
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online journey planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Interactive Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Cancun takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Quinta Avenida
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Swim with Dolphins
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida
Zipline

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