12 days in Maui & Oahu Itinerary

12 days in Maui & Oahu Itinerary

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12 days in Maui & Oahu Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Wailea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kapalua
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Newark


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2
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, kick back and relax at Makena Beach, and then stroll through Palauea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, kick back and relax at La Perouse Bay, and then take a peaceful walk through Bamboo Forest.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wailea tour itinerary builder tool .

Newark to Wailea is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Wailea to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kapalua.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maui
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Makena Beach ©
Makena Beach
Palauea Beach ©
Palauea Beach

3
nights
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Kapalua Beach and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Honolua Bay and Maui Hands. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Village Walking Trails, and kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kapalua online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Wailea to Kapalua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kapalua can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kapalua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Parasailing & Paragliding, Honolua Bay
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Queen Emma Summer Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Lanikai Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei), Bellows Field Beach Park (in Waimanalo) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sharks Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, walk around Kapiolani Regional Park, and trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kapalua to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and flight. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapolei, Kailua, Bellows Field Beach Park, Sharks Cove
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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