13 days in San Diego, Kauai & Maui Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Huelo
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, explore the striking landscape of Cabrillo National Monument, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour planner.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kapaa.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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Kapaa — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Kapaa side-trips: Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Poipu Beach Park (in Poipu). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, get a dose of the wild on Kauai Safaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Kapaa takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in June; daily highs in Kapaa reach 83°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huelo.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Huelo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Haleakala Crater and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ke‘anae Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Huelo travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kapaa to Huelo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lahaina.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Lahaina — 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Iao Valley in Wailuku, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, and look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Huelo to Lahaina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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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.

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.