9 days in Maui Itinerary

9 days in Maui Itinerary

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9 days in Maui Itinerary

Start: South Bend
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Kapalua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wailea
— 3 nights
+4
taxi + Fly + subway + foot + train:  11​h 45​min
End: South Bend

1
night
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palapala Ho'omau Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave, and then contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huialoha Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, and then ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Haleakala National Park road trip planner.

South Bend to Haleakala National Park is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. In December, Haleakala National Park is much hotter than South Bend - with highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kapalua.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kipahulu, Huialoha Church
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Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Pipiwai Trail ©
Pipiwai Trail

2
nights
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Hearts Mission Church, then stroll through D.T. Fleming Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Karen Lei's Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Haleakala National Park to Kapalua in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Kapalua are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wailea.

Things to do in Kapalua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Karen Lei's Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
D.T. Fleming Beach Park ©
D.T. Fleming Beach Park
Nakalele Blowhole ©
Nakalele Blowhole

3
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Visit Makena Beach and Wailea Beach Path for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Olavine Spa & Salon and Sweet Paradise Chocolatier. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maluaka Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keawala'i Congregational Church.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wailea trip itinerary app .

Drive from Kapalua to Wailea in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Wailea are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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