9 days in Maui Itinerary

9 days in Maui Itinerary

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9 days in Maui Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  10​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City


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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Wai'anapanapa State Park (in Hana). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, take a memorable excursion with Hawaii Ocean Project, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and discover the deep blue sea with Tiny Bubbles Scuba.

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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 changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lahaina, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kihei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

D.T. Fleming Park, Maui Tropical Plantation, Wai'anapanapa State Park
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Wai'anapanapa State Park ©
Wai'anapanapa State Park
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court


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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Hana (Fagan's Cross & Hana Cultural Center). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, get a new perspective on things with Maui Waveriders, experience rural life at Surfing Goat Dairy, and see South Pacific Kayaks.

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Traveling by car from Lahaina to Kihei takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Kihei sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Wailuku, Hana, Surfing Goat Dairy, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley