12 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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Fly
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Wailea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kapalua
— 1 night
Fly
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Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanalei
— 5 nights
Fly

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Wailea

— 2 nights
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Makena Beach and Ulua Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach Path and Polo Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Keawakapu Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maluaka Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wailea trip planning app.

New York City to Wailea is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Wailea. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Wailea: highs are around 87°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kapalua.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Kapalua

— 1 night
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. On the 10th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Hearts Mission Church, enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, then stroll through Honolua Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kapalua journey builder.

Drive from Wailea to Kapalua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kapalua, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Poipu.

Things to do in Kapalua

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Poipu

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Polihale State Park and Kalapaki Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Shipwreck Beach and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Kapaa (Sleeping Giant Trail & Kauai Path) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha). There's lots more to do: take the plunge with Skydive Kauai, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, and take a pleasant ride with CJM Country Stables.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Poipu online journey planner.

You can fly from Kapalua to Poipu in 3 hours. June in Poipu sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 5 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Ke'e Beach and Waimea Canyon State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anini Beach and Hanakapiai Falls. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail, get great views at Hanalei Valley Lookout, and immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei sightseeing planner.

Getting from Poipu to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maui travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.

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.