9 days in Maui Itinerary

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Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
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Kihei
— 7 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look and learn at Haleakala Observatories and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Haleakala National Park trip maker tool.

San Francisco to Haleakala National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Haleakala National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Haleakala National Park to be much hotter, temps between 82°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks
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Kihei — 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Maui Ocean Center and Ka'anapali Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Lahaina (Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina Banyan Court, &more), Sacred Hearts Mission Church (in Kapalua) and Ho'omana Spa Maui (in Makawao). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, experience rural life at Surfing Goat Dairy, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maluaka Beach.

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

Explore your travel options from Haleakala National Park to Kihei with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Maui travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.
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