12 days in Maui Itinerary

12 days in Maui Itinerary

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12 days in Maui Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Lahaina
— 7 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Newark

7
nights
Lahaina

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and Maui On Metal. Appreciate the collections at Baldwin Home Museum and Lahaina Galleries. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Zipline (in Haiku) and Makena Beach (in Wailea). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nakalele Blowhole, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahekili Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at D.T. Fleming Beach Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina travel planning tool .

Newark to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Lahaina. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Lahaina to be much warmer, temps between 78°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hana.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua, Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Makena Beach, Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

2
nights
Hana

Hana
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
On the 28th (Mon), cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Hana Coast Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach), then look for gifts at Hana Tropicals, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honokalani Black Sand Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hana trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Lahaina to Hana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Hana Coast Gallery ©
Hana Coast Gallery

1
night
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Pipiwai Trail, identify plant and animal life at Pools at Ohe'o, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palapala Ho'omau Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haleakala National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hana to Haleakala National Park in 1.5 hours. In January in Haleakala National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kipahulu
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Pools at Ohe'o ©
Pools at Ohe'o
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave

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