15 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

15 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lihue
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Lahaina
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Haleakala National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Lihue

— 6 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Hanalei (Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, Hanalei Valley Lookout, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, stroll around Lydgate State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lihue trip itinerary builder site.

Austin to Lihue is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Austin in July, you will find days in Lihue are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei) and Wailuku (Maui Tropical Plantation & Iao Valley). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lihue to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park

— 3 nights

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 1st (Sat), explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Charles Lindbergh's Grave, ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huialoha Church, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Haleakala National Park visit planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Haleakala National Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

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

4.5
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.