6 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

6 days in Maui & Kauai Itinerary

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Lahaina
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Lihue
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Lahaina

— 2 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.
Lahaina Front Street and Baldwin Home Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Whalers Village Museum and Maui On Metal will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku), Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (in Puunene) and Kihei (Scuba & Snorkeling & Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, stroll through Kapalua Beach, and contemplate the long history of Wo Hing Temple Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina road trip website.

Houston to Lahaina is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lahaina, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lihue

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll the grounds of Kauai Veteran's Cemetery, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Menehune Fishpond. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum, contemplate the long history of Kilohana, and then stroll through Poipu Beach Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue tour site.

You can fly from Lahaina to Lihue in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

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.