10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii travel route planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kihei
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Poipu
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City


Learn more about your trip

4
nights
Kihei

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Kamaole Beach Park III. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (River Rafting & Tubing, Kahekili Beach Park, & more). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, explore and take pictures at Maui Tropical Plantation, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company.

Planning Kihei trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

New York City to Kihei is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Kihei: highs are around 86°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Zipline, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zipline
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trek along Kalalau Trail, then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, and then stroll through Tunnels Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hanalei fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kihei to Hanalei takes 2 hours. In May in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Queen's Bath
Highlights from your plan
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

2
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and then take in nature's colorful creations at Allerton Garden.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Poipu holiday maker website .

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

Similar Plans

12 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Oahu, Kauai & Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Maui BY A USER FROM CANADA April, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Maui BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans