8 days in Maui Itinerary

8 days in Maui Itinerary

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8 days in Maui Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Lahaina
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Denver

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Makena Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Napili Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Wailea (Wailea Beach & Maluaka Beach) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Beach Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lahaina United Methodist Church, and steep yourself in history at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

Denver to Lahaina is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Denver to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in May, you will find days in Lahaina are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are much hotter (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kapalua, Wailuku
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

2
nights
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave, and then ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Haleakala National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park by bus takes about 1.5 hours. June in Haleakala National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Charles Lindbergh's Grave
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave

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