Maui and Kauai – The Perfect Itinerary

We went to Hawaii for our 25th anniversary. How trite. We did however make up for it a bit by planning the best 2 week itinerary you could imagine. It was nearly perfect !! In this first post, I will give you the outline and then start the stories.

Day 1: Fly to Maui and stay near the airport


Day 2: "O" dark early, we bike down the Haleakala volcano and flew to Kauai. Minor flaw in timing.


Day 3 -4 Stayed in the State Park cabins in the Wailea Canyon State Park and hiked the trails.


Day 4-5 Visited the Botanical gardens on the way to 2 nights on the East side with waterfall visits and helicopter tour.


Day 5-7 Hanalei colony Bay resort (not to be confused with the Hanalei colony resort)
Relaxing, hiking the Na Pali coast, snorkel Tunnel Beach, sunset with the hippies on Kee beach.


Day 7-9 Fly to Maui , drive the northern scenic route to West Maui and stayed at the Marriott using our friends Marriott points. Snorkeled Molokini, took surfing lesson, snorkeled the Black Rock at the Sheraton and did the requisite luau.


Day 9-12 Drive the word famous "Road to Hana" and rented a house on the ocean.
Visited the seven sacred pools and hiked the trail into the mountains, visited the red sand beach, the black sand beach and relaxed.


Day 12 Drove the southern scenic route around Haleakala back to the hotel close to the airport
Fantastic scenery and a stop at an upcountry winery.


Day 13 Flew home, crying all the way.

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