My husband and I are planning our first trip to Maui. We'll be there Dec. 12-24th). We are both in our early 30s, are very active and love to hike, bike, swim, etc. We are considering splitting our trip into two 6-day trips; spending the first half on Maui and then flying to Kauai for the second portion so that we can hike the Kalalau Trail. Is this do-able to only spend 6 nights on each island? We are also worried about the rain this time of year, especially if we are camping/backpacking.
As for the Maui portion, we are debating between staying in South Kihei or Kaanapali for 4-5 days and then driving over to the eastern part of the island to explore the Road to Hana area for 2 days. If we decide to camp around the Hana area, are we basically guaranteed to get soaking wet each night?
Thanks for your help in advance!