14 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

14 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, Fly to Kahului
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Kihei
— 7 nights
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Lihue
— 6 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Pipiwai Trail. Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Trinity Episcopal Church by-the-Sea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Haleakala National Park (Haleakala Crater & Pools at Ohe'o), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Zipline (in Haiku). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kihei trip planner.

Madison to Kihei is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Madison to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in April, things will get much hotter in Kihei: highs are around 85°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visiting Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Kauai Path will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Kalapaki Beach and Polihale State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei), Kekaha (Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking & Koke`e State Park) and Queen's Bath (in Princeville). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Lihue takes 3 hours. While traveling from Kihei, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lihue, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Maui travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
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.