8 days in Maui Itinerary

8 days in Maui Itinerary

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8 days in Maui Itinerary

Indianapolis
Fly + taxi:  13​h 15​min
Kihei
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kipahulu
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Indianapolis

4
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Glass Mango, Ka'anapali Beach, & more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kihei trip builder.

Indianapolis to Kihei is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in April, you will find days in Kihei are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are much hotter (67°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Helicopter Tours
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Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court
Maui Ocean Center

2
days
Kipahulu

Kīpahulu is an unincorporated community in the Hāna district of Maui, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. On your second day here, ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, shop like a local with Laura Mango Art Gallery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Haleakala Crater.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kipahulu trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kihei to Kipahulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kihei in April: highs in Kipahulu hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Laura Mango Art Gallery
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Pipiwai Trail
Haleakala Crater

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