11 days in Maui Itinerary

11 days in Maui Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maui holiday planner

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Lahaina
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kihei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
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Lahaina

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailuku (Iao Valley & Maui Tropical Plantation), Story of Hawaii Museum (in Kahului) and Paia (HA Baldwin Beach Park & Ho'okipa Beach Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center.

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Washington DC to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, Lahaina is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kihei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kihei

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kihei trip planner.

You can drive from Lahaina to Kihei in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park

— 2 nights

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 13th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater, then pause for some serene contemplation at Huialoha Church, then ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Lindbergh's Grave. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Haleakala National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kihei to Haleakala National Park. In May in Haleakala National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
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.