11 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

11 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Hana
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kihei
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Washington DC


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3
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Poipu Beach Park and Waimea Canyon State Park. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Aunty Liliko'i (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, contemplate the waterfront views at Menehune Fishpond, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu visit planner.

Washington DC to Poipu is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Poipu. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Poipu hover around 82°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hana.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Hamoa Beach, then contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hanawi Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Hana Coast Gallery and then immerse yourself in nature at Wai'anapanapa State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hana travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Poipu to Hana in 3 hours. May in Hana sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kihei.

Things to do in Hana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamoa Beach, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hamoa Beach ©
Hamoa Beach
Hanawi Falls ©
Hanawi Falls

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.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Wailea Beach. Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Makena Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Lahaina Jodo Mission, Napili Beach, & more) and Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Maluaka Beach and stroll through Ulua Beach.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kihei trip planning website .

Drive from Hana to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Kihei, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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