13 days in Maui Itinerary

13 days in Maui Itinerary

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, Fly to Kihei
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Kihei
— 7 nights
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Hana
— 5 nights
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Kihei

— 7 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kamaole Beach Park III. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Old Lahaina Courthouse. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Lahaina (Village Galleries in Lahaina, Kahekili Beach Park, &more), Kapalua (Kapalua Beach, D.T. Fleming Park, &more) and Zipline (in Haiku). The adventure continues: stroll around Kamaole Beach Park I, kick back and relax at Ulua Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maluaka Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei route planner.

Madison to Kihei is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Madison to Kihei. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Madison in December, with highs in Kihei at 82°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hana.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hana

— 5 nights
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Get outdoors at Wai'anapanapa State Park and Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Pipiwai Trail and Pools at Ohe'o. Explore Hana's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Huialoha Church (in Kaupo). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Honokalani Black Sand Beach, Head underground at Hana Lava Tubes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamoa Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahanu Garden.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hana trip builder.

Getting from Kihei to Hana by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hana can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Maui travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.