5 days in Maui Itinerary

5 days in Maui Itinerary

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Kahului
— 1 day
Drive
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Paia
Fly
3
Haleakala National Park
Drive
4
Lahaina
— 1 night
Drive
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Kihei
Drive
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Wailea
Drive
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Makena
Drive
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Lahaina
Taxi
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Ka'anapali
Drive
10
Kapalua
— 1 night
Drive
11
Kahakuloa
— 1 night
Drive
12
Kahului
Taxi
13
Wailuku
— 1 night
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Kahului
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Kahului — 1 day

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kahului online attractions planner.

Honolulu to Kahului is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. In August in Kahului, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paia.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Paia

Pāia is a census-designated place in Maui County, Hawaii, on the northern coast of the island of Maui. For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paia online route planner.

Paia is very close to Kahului. In August, daily temperatures in Paia can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll set off for Haleakala National Park on the 7th (Sat).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Haleakala National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paia to Haleakala National Park takes 2.5 hours. August in Haleakala National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. You'll set off for Lahaina on the 7th (Sat).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Lahaina — 1 night

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.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahaina travel planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haleakala National Park to Lahaina. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kihei.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kihei day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lahaina to Kihei takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll set off for Wailea on the 8th (Sun).
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Wailea

Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wailea holiday planner.

Wailea is just a short distance from Kihei. In August, daily temperatures in Wailea can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll set off for Makena on the 8th (Sun).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Makena

On the 8th (Sun), find your balance on the water with HangLoose Maui Ocean Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Makena road trip planning tool.

Makena is very close to Wailea. In August, daily temperatures in Makena can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.
Tours · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Lahaina

On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Baby Beach.

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Getting from Makena to Lahaina by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ka'anapali.
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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.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ka'anapali road trip planning app.

Ka'anapali is just a stone's throw from Lahaina. In August in Ka'anapali, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Kapalua.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Kapalua — 1 night

Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kapalua online trip builder.

Kapalua is very close to Ka'anapali. In August, daytime highs in Kapalua are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Kahakuloa.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Kahakuloa — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, then get outside with Olivine Pools, then view the masterpieces at Karen Lei's Gallery, and finally cruise along Highway Route 340.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kahakuloa trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kapalua to Kahakuloa in an hour. In August in Kahakuloa, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kahului.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks
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Kahului

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Story of Hawaii Museum and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kahului trip planner.

You can drive from Kahakuloa to Kahului in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Wailuku.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Wailuku — 1 night

Wailuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Waihee Beach Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wailuku trip website.

Wailuku is very close to Kahului. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kahului.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Kahului

On the 11th (Wed), play a few rounds at The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kahului travel tool.

Kahului is just a stone's throw from Wailuku. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Maui travel guide

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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.