28 days in Los Angeles, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

28 days in Los Angeles, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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28 days in Los Angeles, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Kihei
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Lihue
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Kekaha
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Princeville
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Kapaa
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Detroit


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1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Detroit to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Napili Beach, Lahaina Banyan Court, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei road trip tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Kihei in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Kihei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Kihei. You will leave for Lihue on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

8
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Just Live! Zipline Tours as well as Smith Family Garden Luau. Go for a jaunt from Lihue to Poipu to see Allerton Garden about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue trip planning app .

Getting from Kihei to Lihue by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Lihue are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Poipu, Scuba & Snorkeling, Menehune Fishpond
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

You can fly from Lihue to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lihue in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. You'll set off for Kekaha on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
nights
Kekaha

Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Na Pali Experience has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Kekaha Beach Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: trek along Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking, see the interesting displays at Kokee Natural History Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Koke`e State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kekaha online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Kekaha takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Kekaha. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Princeville.

Things to do in Kekaha

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Experience ©
Na Pali Experience
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park

3
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. You've now added Princeville Ranch to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, tee off at Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course, and buy something for everyone on your list at Princeville Center.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Princeville attractions planner .

Getting from Kekaha to Princeville by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Princeville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Princeville

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Wai`oli Hui`ia Church
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Princeville Ranch ©
Princeville Ranch
Princeville Botanical Gardens ©
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath

3
nights
Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
You've now added Stand Up Paddle Kauai to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, and then glide peacefully along the water with Stand Up Paddle Kauai. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Lydgate State Park, and then get great views at Sleeping Giant Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapaa itinerary builder site .

Getting from Princeville to Kapaa by car takes about an hour. October in Kapaa sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Opaekaa Falls, Lydgate State Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lydgate State Park ©
Lydgate State Park

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