Route & dates
8 days in Maui Itinerary
Start: New York City
Bus + Fly: 10h
Lahaina— 1 night
Kihei— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Hana— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Foot: 16h 30min
End: New York City
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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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maui Paddle Sports as well as Old Lahaina Luau. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, see Outrageous Surf School, then enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, and finally take in a show at Old Lahaina Luau. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Hawaii Ocean Project, then get interesting insight from Maui Paddle Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online itinerary planner.
New York City to Lahaina is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lahaina is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kihei.
Things to do in Lahaina
D.T. Fleming Park
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Maui Ocean Center and Maui Waveriders. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, experience rural life at Surfing Goat Dairy, add some fun to your beach time Maui Beach Boys, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary planner.
You can drive from Lahaina to Kihei in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Kihei are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hana.
Things to do in Kihei
Wailuku, Surfing Goat Dairy
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Haleakala Crater, kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach), and then take an in-depth tour of Hana Cultural Center. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Fagan's Cross and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wai'anapanapa State Park.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hana trip builder.
You can drive from Kihei to Hana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Hana are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Hana
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