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Kauai

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

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Distance Between Islands

  • Kauai to Oahu: 32 min
  • Kauai to Molokai: 1 hr 4 min
  • Kauai to Lanai: 1 hr 8 min
  • Kauai to Maui: 1 hr 15 min
  • Kauai to Hawaii: 1 hr

Oahu

The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’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

  • Oahu to Kauai: 32 min
  • Oahu to Molokai: 28 min
  • Oahu to Lanai: 33 min
  • Oahu to Maui: 41 min
  • Oahu to Hawaii: 52 min

Molokai

Hawaii’s fifth largest island, Molokai 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

  • Molokai to Kauai: 1 hr 4 min
  • Molokai to Oahu: 28 min
  • Molokai to Lanai: 1 hr 3 min
  • Molokai to Maui: 1 hr 10 min
  • Molokai to Hawaii: 1 hr 19 min

Lanai

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

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Distance Between Islands

  • Lanai to Kauai: 1 hr 8 min
  • Lanai to Oahu: 33 min
  • Lanai to Molokai: 1 hr 3 min
  • Lanai to Maui: 1 hr 16 min
  • Lanai to Hawaii: 1 hr 26 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 Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales and much more.

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Distance Between Islands

  • Maui to Kauai: 1 hr 15 min
  • Maui to Oahu: 41 min
  • Maui to Molokai: 1 hr 10 min
  • Maui to Lanai: 1 hr 16 min
  • Maui to Hawaii: 1 hr 35min

Hawaii

The Island of Hawaii 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

  • Hawaii to Kauai: 1 hr
  • Hawaii to Oahu: 52 min
  • Hawaii to Molokai: 1 hr 19 min
  • Hawaii to Lanai: 1 hr 26 min
  • Hawaii to Maui: 1 hr 35 min

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Kauai

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Oahu

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