12 days in Maui & Honolulu Itinerary

12 days in Maui & Honolulu Itinerary

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12 days in Maui & Honolulu Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Lahaina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Lahaina

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.
Visiting Napili Beach and Wailea Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Ho'okipa Beach Park and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III) and Makena Beach (in Wailea). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Coastal Trail, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner .

Newark to Lahaina is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in March, with highs in Lahaina at 78°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Zipline
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

7
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Lanikai Beach and Ko Olina Lagoons. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Skydiving, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo) and Sharks Cove (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: stroll around Lanikai Pillboxes, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Halona Blowhole, Sharks Cove, Waimanalo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Shark Diving
Photography Tours

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