11 days in Kauai, Maui & Oahu Itinerary

11 days in Kauai, Maui & Oahu Itinerary

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Lihue
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Lahaina
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Honolulu
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Lihue

— 2 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, then take an in-depth tour of Kauai Museum, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Lihue trip itinerary maker app.

Newark to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in March; daily highs in Lihue reach 78°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary app.

Fly from Lihue to Lahaina in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Honolulu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Washington Place. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Banzai Pipeline. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Waianae (Pu’U’Ohulu Kai & Swim with Dolphins) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

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You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

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.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.