Distance Between the Hawaiian Islands

Distance Between the Hawaiian IslandsThe Hawaiian Islands have 132 land points stretching 1,523 miles from the island of Hawaii to Kure Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean. America's 50th state consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Niihau to Kauai

Fifteen miles separate the northwestern-most island of Niihau and the nearest island in the chain, Kauai.

Kauai to Oahu to Molokai

Kauai and Oahu are 63 miles apart. Twenty-two miles separate the islands of Oahu and Molokai.

Molokai to Maui and Lanai

There are 7.5 miles between Molokai and Maui. Eight miles separate Molokai and the island of Lanai, which lies directly south.

Lanai to Maui and Kahoolawe

Lanai lies due west of Maui and the islands are separated by 8 miles. There are 15 miles between Lanai and the tiny island of Kahoolawe.

Kahoolawe to Maui

Only 6 miles are between the islands of Kahoolawe and Maui.

Maui to Hawaii (The Big Island)

There are 26 miles between Maui and the largest island, Hawaii.


Article Written By Susan Malley

Susan Malley is an innovative professional with more than 15 years of experience in developing and writing documents for corporate communications. In 2007, Malley transitioned into a freelance writing career. She began writing marketing materials for a major hospital and published an essay for Women's Lifestyle Magazine.

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