13 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

13 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

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13 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Poipu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Kapalua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Wailea
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh


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2
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, get great views at Sleeping Giant Trail, then hike along Kauai Path, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Poipu trip builder site .

Pittsburgh to Poipu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, you will find days in Poipu are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are much hotter (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lihue, Kapaa
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Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site ©

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Ke'e Beach and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Step out of Hanalei with an excursion to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Hanalei Beach, and cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanalei road trip planning site .

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kapalua.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Queen's Bath
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

1
night
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Nakalele Blowhole, look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kapalua journey app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kapalua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Kapalua are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wailea.

Things to do in Kapalua

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Maui
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Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay
D.T. Fleming Park ©
D.T. Fleming Park

4
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at La Perouse Bay and Big Beach. Visit Polo Beach and Wailea Beach Path for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleakala National Park (Pools at Ohe'o & Pipiwai Trail). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Maluaka Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Wailea driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kapalua to Wailea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Wailea can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Haleakala National Park
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Pools at Ohe'o ©
Pools at Ohe'o
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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