11 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h
1
Kihei
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Poipu
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Washington DC


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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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ka'anapali Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Hana Highway - Road to Hana and Haleakala Crater. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Napili Beach, & more) and Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, stroll through Wailea Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Surfing Goat Dairy.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary tool .

Washington DC to Kihei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Kihei is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Kihei at 86°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui Veterans Cemetery, Maui Ocean Center, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

5
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 Waimea Canyon State Park and Poipu Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Aunty Liliko'i (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, take in the views from Swinging Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Kihei to Poipu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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