8 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

8 days in Kauai & Maui Itinerary

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Fly
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Poipu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hanalei
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Wailea
— 3 nights
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Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Shipwreck Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polihale State Park and Kauai ATV. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kekaha (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at Skyline Hawaii - Poipu Zipline Tours, stroll through Kalapaki Beach, experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Poipu day trip website.

Dallas to Poipu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Poipu are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hanalei Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei journey builder website.

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Wailea

Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. On the 7th (Wed), glide peacefully along the water with Paddle On! Maui, kick back and relax at Makena Beach, and then stroll through Wailea Beach Path. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach, and then kick back and relax at Keawakapu Beach.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Wailea road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hanalei to Wailea takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Wailea are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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 · 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.