14 days in Maui, Oahu & Kauai Itinerary

14 days in Maui, Oahu & Kauai Itinerary

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14 days in Maui, Oahu & Kauai Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Lahaina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Lihue
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Charlotte


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3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Nakalele Blowhole. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III), Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula) and Wailea (Makena Beach & Wailea Beach Path). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, and stroll through Kapalua Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip maker tool .

Charlotte to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in December, you will find days in Lahaina are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are warmer (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Maui, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lanikai Beach and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Sharks Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Skydiving, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kapolei). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Banzai Pipeline, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip planning site .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Honolulu are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pupukea, Halona Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Photography Tours

5
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Take a break from the city and head to Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shipwreck Beach and Polihale State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha), Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (in Kilauea) and Aloha Spice Company (in Hanapepe). There's much more to do: stroll through Anini Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach, trek along Kauai Path, and experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lihue online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. December in Lihue sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Poipu, Aloha Spice Company, Hanalei Valley Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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