10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

Make it your trip
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Lahaina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Princeville
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lihue
— 3 nights
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Lahaina

— 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lahaina Front Street and Baldwin Home Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, walk around D.T. Fleming Park, stroll through Kapalua Beach, and see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina holiday planning app.

Portland to Lahaina is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Portland in November; daily highs in Lahaina reach 81°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Princeville.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Princeville

— 2 nights
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, and then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalalau Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kokee Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Princeville trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Princeville in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Lihue.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Lihue

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Escape the urban bustle at Poipu Beach Park and Spouting Horn. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilohana and Prince Kuhio Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Eleele) and Swinging Bridge (in Hanapepe). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum, explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Lihue takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Lihue, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.