26 days in Maui Itinerary

26 days in Maui Itinerary

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26 days in Maui Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Hana
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lahaina
— Few hours
bus + taxi:  1​h
3
Wailea
— 10 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Kihei
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Ka'anapali
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Makawao
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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Hana

Hana
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hana online trip builder .

Los Angeles to Hana is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Hana at 84°F and lows at 68°F. You'll set off for Lahaina on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baby Beach as well as Kahekili Beach Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kapalua Beach and Napili Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Honokalani Black Sand Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Hana (Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana Bay Beach Park, & more) and Hana Lava Tubes (in Haiku). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Acid War Zone Trail, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Hanakao'o Beach Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Start your trip to Lahaina by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Hana to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daytime highs in Lahaina are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. You've added Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, La Perouse Bay, Paddle On! Maui, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Makena Beach and Ulua Beach. We've also included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach and Palauea Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards, and trek along Hoapili Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wailea itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haleakala National Park to Wailea. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Paddle On! Maui ©
Paddle On! Maui
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach

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Kihei

Kihei ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing, Maui Kayaks and Hawaiian Paddle Sports. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamaole Beach Park I and Sugar Beach. You'll explore and learn at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House and Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center. Step out of Kihei with an excursion to HA Baldwin Beach Park in Paia--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, play a few rounds at Pukalani Country Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Lava Fields, and get outside with Maui Diamond Sea Sports.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kihei using our trip planner.

Kihei is just a stone's throw from Wailea. In December in Kihei, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ka'anapali.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lava Fields, Pukalani Country Club, HA Baldwin Beach Park, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park I ©
Kamaole Beach Park I
Maui Kayaks ©
Maui Kayaks
HA Baldwin Beach Park ©
HA Baldwin Beach Park

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Ka'anapali

Ka'anapali ©
Perched at the western tip of Maui, the tourist hub of Ka'anapali offers a range of resorts and activities revolving around the beach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skyline Eco-Adventures as well as Blue Maui Ocean Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to The Spa at Black Rock and Maui Hands. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Kaanapali Coffee Farms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ka'anapali trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kihei to Ka'anapali takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You will leave for Makawao on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Ka'anapali

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Spa at Black Rock
Highlights from your plan
The Spa at Black Rock ©
The Spa at Black Rock
Maui Hands ©
Maui Hands
Kaanapali Coffee Farms ©
Kaanapali Coffee Farms

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Makawao

Makawao ©
Makawao is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ho'omana Spa Maui as well as Piiholo Ranch Zipline. Relax by the water at HA Baldwin Beach Park and Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area. Explore hidden gems such as Hosmers Grove and Makawao Forest Reserve. It doesn't end there: tee off at Pukalani Country Club and explore the world behind art at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Makawao online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Ka'anapali to Makawao in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Makawao, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Makawao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pukalani Country Club, HA Baldwin Beach Park, Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area, Hosmers Grove
Highlights from your plan
Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area ©
Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area
Piiholo Ranch Zipline ©
Piiholo Ranch Zipline
HA Baldwin Beach Park ©
HA Baldwin Beach Park

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