10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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10 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kihei
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Lihue
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia


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5
nights
Kihei

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Hana Highway - Road to Hana and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Lahaina (Zipline, Napili Beach, & more) and Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip planner .

Philadelphia to Kihei is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. August in Kihei sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Canyon State Park and Na Pali Coast State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Poipu Beach Park and Tunnels Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout & Hanalei Beach). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue tour planner.

Getting from Kihei to Lihue by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Lihue are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanalei, Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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