9 days in Maui Itinerary

9 days in Maui Itinerary

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9 days in Maui Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kihei
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Paia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hana
— 1 night
Drive + Bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Lahaina
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Albuquerque

2
nights
Kihei

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.
On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at La Perouse Bay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Keawala'i Congregational Church, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kihei journey builder app .

Albuquerque to Kihei is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Kihei is minus 3 hours. In September, Kihei is a bit warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Paia.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maui, Keawala'i Congregational Church
Highlights from your plan
La Perouse Bay ©
La Perouse Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church ©

2
nights
Paia

Paia ©
Pāia is a census-designated place in Maui County, Hawaii, on the northern coast of the island of Maui. On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at HA Baldwin Beach Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Paia Peace Stupa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Rosary Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Maui Dharma Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Paia Contemporary Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Maui Crafts Guild, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantokuji Temple Mission of Paia, and finally stroll around Lower Paia Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paia road trip planner.

Paia is very close to Kihei. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hana.

Things to do in Paia

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
HA Baldwin Beach Park ©
HA Baldwin Beach Park
Spas

1
night
Hana

Hana
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hana holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Paia to Hana takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Baldwin Home Museum and Village Galleries in Lahaina. Get some cultural insight at Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and Maui Hands. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Waihee to see Waihee Ridge Trail about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail, kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Hana to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Parasailing & Paragliding, D.T. Fleming Park, Waihee Ridge Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay

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