11 days in Maui, Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

11 days in Maui, Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

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Lahaina — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Relax by the water at Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina road trip planning app.

Adelaide, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 19.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect Lahaina to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hanalei.
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Hanalei — 2 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout, hike along Kalalau Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hanalei takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Koloa.
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Koloa — 1 night

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koloa travel planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Koloa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Koloa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Honolulu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
We've included these beaches for you: Lanikai Beach and Shark's Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Step out of Honolulu to go to Haleiwa and see Laniakea Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Maui travel guide

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.

Kauai travel guide

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.