14 days in Rochester, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

14 days in Rochester, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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14 days in Rochester, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Start: Rochester
1
Rochester
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
2
Kihei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Lihue
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Rochester


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4
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Venture out of the city with trips to Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna), Patriots and Heroes Park (in Williamsville) and Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Observation Tower, & more). There's much more to do: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, walk around Highland Park, get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rochester. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures, Patriots and Heroes Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Kihei

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 out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Lahaina (Lahaina Jodo Mission, Lahaina Banyan Court, & more). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, explore and take pictures at Surfing Goat Dairy, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kihei journey planner .

You can fly from Rochester to Kihei in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rochester in July; daily highs in Kihei reach 89°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hana.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Helicopter Tours, Surfing Goat Dairy
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

2
nights
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamoa Beach, then contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hana trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kihei to Hana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Hana are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Maui, Haleakala Crater, Charles Lindbergh's Grave
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hamoa Beach ©
Hamoa Beach

3
nights
Lihue

Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Aunty Liliko'i). There's lots more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire all the interesting features of Kauai Coffee Company, and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Hana to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Hana, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lihue, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Waimea, Poipu, Opaekaa Falls, Kayaking & Canoeing, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Helicopter Tours
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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