8 days in Maui Itinerary

8 days in Maui Itinerary

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Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
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Kihei
— 6 nights
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Haleakala National Park

— 1 night

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pools at Ohe'o, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipiwai Trail, then cruise along Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), and finally get impressive views of Haleakala Crater.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park day trip planner.

San Francisco to Haleakala National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Haleakala National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Haleakala National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kihei

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Kamaole Beach Park III. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Kapalua Coastal Trail, Baldwin Home Museum, &more), Zipline (in Kula) and Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & D.T. Fleming Park). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II, kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, see Off-Road Tours, and get some jogging in at Wailea Beach Path.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haleakala National Park to Kihei. July in Kihei sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.