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10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

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10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

Hello,

We are planning a 10 day trip to Maui and Kauai mid October. 2 of us and our 3 year old. Day 3 is our 10th anniversary and Day 9 is my wife's birthday. What do you think about this itinerary? Is this doable? Anything else should we be thinking about?

Maui (Westin Kaanapali)

Day 1 – Fly in, Kaanapali beach, Lahaina town, Lahaina grill

Day 2 - Haleakala national park (not the sunrise - too ambitious for us), Iao valley state park, Central Maui, Mamma's fish

Day 3 – 4 hr Lanai snorkel and dolphin tour (pacific whale foundation), Feast at Lele

Day 4 – Road to Hana and back

Kauai (Grand Hyatt)

Day 5 – Travel to Kuai, Tidepools restaurant

Day 6 – Relax, Josselin Tapas Bar

Day 7 – Wings over Kauai helicopter tour, Hanalei and Kee beach, Tahiti Nui, Postcards Café

Day 8 – Relax, Captain Andy’s Napali sunset dinner tour

Day 9 – Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park, Beach House restaurant

Day 10 – Fly out of Kaui

Thanks much!

ON, Canada
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1. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

It seems like a pretty packed itinerary to me with a 3 yr. old, but you know your child and what he/she is capable of handling. If you find that it's too much, it's easy to drop some of the road trips and opt for more relaxation/fun/pool or beach time.

I would be more concerned about double booking activities ... eg. the snorkel tour and FaL in one day. Doing the RTH the day after might be too much, but again, you can be flexible on that.

Edited: 09 October 2012, 11:32
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2. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

Wow...that's one packed itinerary. Only you know if your 3 will be OK with all the car/boat/helo time and fancy restaurants. I would have been courting disaster with mine.

Try to be a little flexible and work in a little more "sandpail" time.

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3. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

<<"Day 7 – Wings over Kauai helicopter tour,...">>

Does Wings over Kauai offer Heli tours?

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4. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

Nope, my bad, should have said "plane" time! :-)

ON, Canada
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5. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

mamma, I was referring to the OP's mention of the heli tour, just in case he thought it was going to be a helicopter instead of an airplane ... unless I'm mistaken and they do have heli tours ?

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6. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

Your Maui plans look perfect. Don't forget to have a shave ice at Ululani's! :)

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7. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

Be sure to factor in road traffic on both islands; it isn't a quick trip anywhere. It's very easy to spend much of the day in a car on the islands, so you'll have to judge.

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8. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

I wouldn't miss the Maui ocean center for Jr. :)

I agree with a few others that it seems pretty packed - not a bad plan, but I would be prepared to ditch it . . . have fun! :)

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9. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

I feel for the child.. but that's this granny's opinion. Sounds like a very busy adult vacation. example, 4 hours on a boat then a fancy dinner that's several hours long, Maybe you plan to get a sitter for the little one that evening..

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10. Re: 10 day Maui and Kauai Itinerary

Just my opinion but I too think this is very adult oriented with a 3 year old. Just be prepared to be flexible.