15 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

15 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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15 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kihei
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Poipu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hanalei
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Seattle


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6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Keawakapu Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wailea Beach Path and Kapalua Coastal Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina Banyan Court, & more), Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (in Makawao) and Zipline (in Haiku). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kihei route planner .

Seattle to Kihei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Kihei due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for much hotter days in Kihei, with highs around 88°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Parasailing & Paragliding, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, hike along Kauai Path, then admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Makawehi Bluff, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and then hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Poipu trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Kihei to Poipu in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Poipu are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai Path, Kalapaki Beach, Opaekaa Falls
Highlights from your plan
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visit Hanalei Bay and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) for some beach relaxation. Visiting Hanakapiai Falls and Tunnels Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, and stop by Ching Young Village Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei day trip planning app .

Getting from Poipu to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Princeville, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Ke'e Beach
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Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©

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