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Kauaʻi

Kauaʻi is Hawaiʻi's fourth largest island and is sometimes called the "Garden Isle," which is an entirely accurate description.

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Distance Between Islands

  • Kauaʻi to Oʻahu: Approx 30 min
  • Kauaʻi to Molokaʻi: Approx 1 hr 5 min
  • Kauaʻi to Lānaʻi: Approx 1 hr 10 min
  • Kauaʻi to Maui: Approx 1 hr 15 min
  • Kauaʻi to Island of Hawaiʻi: Approx 1 hr

Oʻahu

The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaiʻi’s diverse population, a fusion of East and West cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people.

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Distance Between Islands

  • Oʻahu to Kauaʻi: Approx 30 min
  • Oʻahu to Molokaʻi: Approx 30 min
  • Oʻahu to Lānaʻi: Approx 35 min
  • Oʻahu to Maui: Approx 40 min
  • Oʻahu to Island of Hawaiʻi: Approx 45 min

Molokaʻi

Hawaiʻi’s fifth largest island, Molokaʻi is only 38 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point and is home to the highest sea cliffs in the world and the longest continuous fringing reef.

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Distance Between Islands

  • Molokaʻi to Kauaʻi: Approx 1 hr 5 min
  • Molokaʻi to Oʻahu: Approx 30 min
  • Molokaʻi to Lānaʻi: Approx 1 hr 5 min
  • Molokaʻi to Maui: Approx 1 hr 10 min
  • Molokaʻi to Island of Hawaiʻi: Approx 1 hr 20 min

Lānaʻi

The smallest inhabited island in Hawaiʻi, Lānaʻi offers big enticements to its visitors. Only nine miles from Maui yet a world away, Lānaʻi can feel like two places.

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Distance Between Islands

  • Lānaʻi to Kauaʻi: Approx 1 hr 10 min
  • Lānaʻi to Oʻahu: Approx 35 min
  • Lānaʻi to Molokaʻi: Approx 1 hr 5 min
  • Lānaʻi to Maui: Approx 1 hr 15 min
  • Lānaʻi to Island of Hawaiʻi: Approx 1 hr 30 min

Maui

Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred ʻĪao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales and much more.

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Distance Between Islands

  • Maui to Kauaʻi: Approx 1 hr 15 min
  • Maui to Oʻahu: Approx 40 min
  • Maui to Molokaʻi: Approx 1 hr 10 min
  • Maui to Lānaʻi: Approx 1 hr 15 min
  • Maui to Island of Hawaiʻi: Approx 40 min

Island of Hawaiʻi

The Island of Hawaiʻi is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined (hence, it’s nickname, “The Big Island”), its sheer size is awe-inspiring.

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Distance Between Islands

  • Island of Hawaiʻi to Kauaʻi: Approx 1 hr (direct from Kona)
  • Island of Hawaiʻi to Oʻahu: Approx 45 min (direct from Kona)
  • Island of Hawaiʻi to Molokaʻi: Approx 1 hr 20 min
  • Island of Hawaiʻi to Lānaʻi: Approx 1 hr 30 min
  • Island of Hawaiʻi to Maui: Approx 40 min (direct from Kona)
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The Hawaiian Islands Weather

Kauai

Poʻipū, Kauaʻi
Līhuʻe
Kapaʻa

Oahu

Honolulu, Oʻahu
West Side
North Shore (Turtle Bay)

Molokai

Hoʻolehua, Molokaʻi
Molokaʻi Airport
Kaunakakai City

Lanai

Lānaʻi City, Lānaʻi
Mānele Bay Beach
Lānaʻi Airport

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui
Whalers Village in Kāʻanapali
The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaiʻi
Kailua/Kona
Puakō

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