11 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

11 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii travel route planner

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Lihue
— 3 nights
Fly
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Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahaina
— 5 nights
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Lihue

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, immerse yourself in nature at Wailua River State Park, and admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

Make your Lihue itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City to Lihue is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Lihue, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Lihue reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Haleakala National Park

— 2 nights

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Haleakala Sunrise Tours and then get impressive views of Haleakala Crater. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Haleakala National Park trip builder.

You can fly from Lihue to Haleakala National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Lahaina

— 5 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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 find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailuku (Iao Valley & Maui Tropical Plantation). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, head outdoors with Maui Mobility Systems, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lahaina online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haleakala National Park to Lahaina. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

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.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.