12 days in Maui Itinerary

12 days in Maui Itinerary

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12 days in Maui Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Lahaina
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Denver

7
nights
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 Kai Pua Artist Studio and Lahaina Galleries. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maluaka Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Zipline (in Haiku) and Makena Beach (in Wailea). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina sightseeing planner .

Denver to Lahaina is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Denver to Lahaina. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lahaina, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea, Maui, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Zipline

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.
On the 1st (Sat), ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, then stroll the grounds of Charles Lindbergh's Grave, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palapala Ho'omau Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Haleakala National Park planner .

You can drive from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Haleakala National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hana.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hana

Hana
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Hana Coast Gallery, kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach), then kick back and relax at Honokalani Black Sand Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Laura Mango Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hana road trip planning website .

Getting from Haleakala National Park to Hana by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hana can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

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

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