16 days in Lahaina, Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

16 days in Lahaina, Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

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Lahaina
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Lihue
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Lahaina

— 5 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leilani Farm Sanctuary (in Haiku), Laura Mango Art Gallery (in Hana) and Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater, get a taste of the local shopping with Maui's World Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and kick back and relax at Napili Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planning tool.

Los Angeles to Lahaina is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lahaina. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in March since evenings lows in Lahaina dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lihue

— 4 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore Lihue's surroundings by going to Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Puu Hinahina Lookout) and Princeville Center (in Princeville). And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, examine the collection at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, and kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue travel route builder site.

Fly from Lahaina to Lihue in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Lihue are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pupukea (Ehukai Beach Park & Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maui travel guide

4.5
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.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.