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 30​min
1
Poipu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Kapalua
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Wailea
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC


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1
night
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip itinerary tool .

Washington DC to Poipu is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Poipu is minus 5 hours. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kauai Coffee Company
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Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, and finally stroll through Hanalei Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hanalei trip maker app .

Drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kapalua.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

4
nights
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Explore hidden gems such as D.T. Fleming Beach Park and Kapalua Coastal Trail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kapalua Beach and Baby Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Rock.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kapalua travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kapalua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wailea.

Things to do in Kapalua

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail

2
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Ulua Beach, stroll through Keawakapu Beach, and then stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wailea trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kapalua to Wailea takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Wailea are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wailea

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kihei
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Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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