28 days in Los Angeles, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

28 days in Los Angeles, Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Kihei
— 7 nights
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Lihue
— 8 nights
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Los Angeles
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Kekaha
— 3 nights
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Princeville
— 3 nights
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Kapaa
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary builder site.

Detroit to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Detroit - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Kihei

— 7 nights
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 Kihei's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Lahaina (Napili Beach, Lahaina Banyan Court, &more) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and stroll through Wailea Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kihei holiday builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Kihei in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Kihei. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:

Lihue

— 8 nights
Lihue or Līhue 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. Take a break from Lihue with a short trip to Allerton Garden in Poipu, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lihue route planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Lihue in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 30:

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Lihue in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. You will leave for Kekaha on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
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Kekaha

— 3 nights
Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You've now added Na Pali Experience to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), walk around Kekaha Beach Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: trek along Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking, see the interesting displays at Kokee Natural History Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Koke`e State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kekaha itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Kekaha by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kekaha, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Princeville.

Things to do in Kekaha

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Princeville

— 3 nights
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. Princeville Ranch has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Princeville Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, and tee off at Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Princeville trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kekaha to Princeville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Princeville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Princeville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Kapaa

— 3 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Stand Up Paddle Kauai has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls and then find your balance on the water with Stand Up Paddle Kauai. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, walk around Lydgate State Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kapaa tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Kapaa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kapaa, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Maui travel guide

4.5
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.