12 days in Maui Itinerary

12 days in Maui Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maui tour planner

Make it your trip
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Haiku
— 3 nights
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Kihei
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lahaina
— 3 nights
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Haiku

— 3 nights
Haiku is an unincorporated community in Maui County on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. Get some cultural insight at Makai Glass Maui and Laura Mango Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ho'okipa Beach Park and Shoreline Snuba. Venture out of the city with trips to Hana (Halfway to Hana, Venus Pool (Waioka Pond), &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at HA Baldwin Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Ke‘anae Point, explore the activities along Makapipi Falls, and admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Haiku trip planner.

Denver to Haiku is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Denver to Haiku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Haiku, with lows around 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Kihei.

Things to do in Haiku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei

— 4 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Visiting Makena Beach and Ulua Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kamaole Beach Park II and Maluaka Beach. Take a break from Kihei with a short trip to Sliding Sands Trail in Haleakala National Park, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Keawakapu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polo Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Haiku to Kihei in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Kihei sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Honolua Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Old Lahaina Courthouse. Step out of Lahaina to go to Waihee and see Waihee Ridge Trail, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, relax in the rural setting at Maui Animal Farm, hike along Acid War Zone Trail, and stroll through Kahekili Beach Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kihei to Lahaina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.