15 days in Hawaii & Cancun Itinerary

15 days in Hawaii & Cancun Itinerary

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Lihue, United States
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, United States
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights

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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): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Wailua River State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue sightseeing site.

Vancouver, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Lihue is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect Lihue to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

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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): take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then tee off at Mauna Lani Resort .

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona itinerary planner.

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) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Paia to see Ho'okipa Beach Park about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, and stroll through Napili Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip planning website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. March in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and stroll through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu online attractions planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Playa del Carmen to see Quinta Avenida about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cancun online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Cancun takes 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Cancun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Quinta Avenida
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Swim with Dolphins
Zipline
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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