11 days in Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

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

Route & dates

11 days in Maui & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Lahaina
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

5
nights
Lahaina

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kahekili Beach Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ulua Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II, Kalepolepo Beach Park, & more). There's still lots to do: hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Kapalua Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lahaina trip simple and quick.

Honolulu to Lahaina is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Kapalua Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ulua Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

3
nights
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
We've included these beaches for you: Honaunau Bay and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Get some historical perspective at Kealakekua Bay and The Painted Church. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and experience rural life at Greenwell Farms.

To plan Kailua-Kona vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau, Greenwell Farms, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get impressive views of Kīlauea, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

Similar Plans

14 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Maui & Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Hilo, Maui & Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans