9 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

9 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii journey planner

Make it your trip
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Poipu
— 2 nights
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Hanalei
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina
— 3 nights
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Poipu

— 2 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kalapaki Beach and Polihale State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Skyline Hawaii - Poipu Zipline Tours. There's more to do: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and see Kauai ATV.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Poipu online visit planner.

Dallas to Poipu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dallas to Poipu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Poipu: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 3 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visit Hanalei Beach and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Na Pali Coast State Park and Anini Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, take a pleasant ride with Silver Falls Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Bay, and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Tutu's Pantry, work some fitness into your day at Wailea Beach Path, then stroll through Kamaole Beach Park II, and finally stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stroll through Honolua Bay, then kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Hanalei to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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.

Maui travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.