9 days in Maui Itinerary

9 days in Maui Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maui trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Pukalani
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Pukalani
— 1 night
Drive
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Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Wailea
— 1 night
Drive
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Hana
— 1 night
Drive
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Lahaina
— 3 nights
Bus to Kahului, Fly to Atlanta

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Pukalani

— 1 night
Pukalani is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pukalani trip site.

Atlanta to Pukalani is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Pukalani is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Pukalani to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Pukalani

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Haleakala National Park

— 1 night

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sliding Sands Trail. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Sliding Sands Trail, then get impressive views of Haleakala Crater, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and finally stroll through HA Baldwin Beach Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pukalani to Haleakala National Park. In April, daytime highs in Haleakala National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Wailea

— 1 night
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kamaole Beach Park I has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Lava Fields, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park I, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Po'olenalena Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Makena State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Big Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wailea trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haleakala National Park to Wailea. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hana.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hana

— 1 night
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bamboo Forest, Honokalani Black Sand Beach, Hamoa Beach, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huialoha Church, make a trip to Charles Lindbergh's Grave, look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipiwai Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bamboo Forest, and finally admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Hana Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wai'anapanapa State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Honokalani Black Sand Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaeleku Caverns, then admire the sheer force of Hanawi Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Waikani Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hana trip planner.

You can drive from Wailea to Hana in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 3 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've added Punakea Palms, Honokeana Bay, Nakalele Blowhole, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Ka'anapali Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at D.T. Fleming Park and Slaughterhouse Beach. Step out of Lahaina to go to Waihee and see Waihee Ridge Trail, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, get great views at Ohai Loop Trail and Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Dragon's Teeth.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

Getting from Hana to Lahaina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Traveling from Hana in April, you will find days in Lahaina are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maui travel guide

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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.