Trust us: One island is not enough. Get a taste of three epic ones—the adventure-lovers' Big Island, beachy Maui and lush Kauai—over the course of 10 fabulous days. Your itinerary starts here.

Maui

Day 7
MORNING Pick up the famed 42-mile Hana Highway—a series of some 600 odd hairpin turns among cliffs, waterfalls, and primordial trees—just past the boho town of Paia; Maui. It's about three hours east to time-stands-still Hana, where Oprah goes to chill.

AFTERNOON Don't miss Maui's only black-sand beach, at Wai'anapanapa State Park; Hawaii State Parks.

EVENING Stay for dinner at the luxe Travaasa Hana, and crash in a sea-ranch cottage. Rooms from $800, with meals; Travaasa. Or drive to Paia (the return goes quicker—about two hours) and check into the wallet-friendly Inn at Mama's Fish House. Rooms from $175; Mama's Fish House.

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