11 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
— 4 nights
— 5 nights


Haleakala National Park — 1 night

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
On the 31st (Mon), take a memorable drive along Haleakala Highway (Crater Road) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park trip planner.

Phoenix to Haleakala National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Haleakala National Park. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Koloa.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Koloa — 4 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koloa: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more) and Photography Tours (in Kapaa). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, walk around Poipu Beach Park, and stop by Aunty Liliko'i.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koloa trip planning app.

Getting from Haleakala National Park to Koloa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. November in Koloa sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips
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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.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Punakea Palms, enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, and take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
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Maui travel guide

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

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.