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Maui Itineraries

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Whether you’re staying in Maui for the weekend or for an extended holiday, find an itinerary of must see and must do attractions and activities to fit your schedule.

1 - 3 Days

Your time may be short but there’s never a rush on Maui. Head to West Maui and spend your day on Kaanapali Beach. Watch the sunset cliff diving ceremony before you head to Lahaina. Learn about this historic town while you shop, dine and take in some Maui nightlife. If it’s whale-watching season (December- May) go out on an unforgettable whale-watching excursion. Then take a drive up the slopes of Upcountry Maui for incredible Maui views. Continue up the winding road up to Haleakala National Park. Watch the sunset from 3,000 metres to cap off your short stay on the Valley Isle.

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Kaanapali Beach, Maui

Kaanapali Beach is the signature beach of West Maui.
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Haleakala National Park, Maui

Haleakala National Park, a scenic national park on the island of Maui and home to Maui’s highest peak.
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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina is a historic whaling village and lively west Maui hot spot.

Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui is located on the fertile slopes of Haleakala and is home to ranches, botanical gardens and farms that grow Maui’s freshest produce.
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Whale Watching on Maui

The waters off of Lahaina, West Maui and South Maui are your gateway to some of the best winter whale watching in the world.
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Iao Valley State Park, Maui

Central Maui’s Iao Valley State Park features one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, the 365-metre Iao Needle.

4 - 7 Days
With a longer stay, take some time to indulge in some of the fine amenities of Maui’s resorts. You’ll need the rest if you want to get up in time to see the spectacular sunrise at Haleakala. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf in Maui, take a lesson in West Maui or South Maui. You can also take a big daytrip to the eastern side of Maui. Explore historic Iao Valley in Central Maui and take photos with the iconic Iao Needle. Have lunch in charming Paia town then start your long journey on the scenic road to Hana. Spend some time in this historic town then venture further down the Hana highway to swim in the beautiful Pools of Oheo.

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Learn How to Surf on Maui

Surfing lessons typically last 1-2 hours and are taught by experienced surfers in Maui’s gentle surf breaks.
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Haleakala Sunrise

Come early and dress warmly for your expedition to see the Haleakala sunrise, one of Maui’s most memorable experiences.
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Hana, Maui

Hana is a small, untouched town on Maui’s eastern coastline. To get here visitors must travel one of the world’s most scenic drives.
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Paia, Maui

Historic Maui town that is near Hookipa Beach, the windsurfing capital of the world.
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Resorts of Maui

You’ll find Maui’s finest resorts in west Maui and south Maui with one resort in remote east Maui.
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Pools of Oheo, Maui

The Pools of Oheo, located just past Hana, are beautiful, swimmable pools fed by waterfalls.

8+ Days
With a longer stay you can really explore Maui in depth as well as discover some off-the-beaten-track gems. Experience more than one of Maui’s world-renowned beaches. Makena Beach in South Maui is one of the island’s biggest beaches. For snorkellers and scuba divers, a day trip to the islet of Molokini is a must. For golfers, Maui’s championship golf courses offer unforgettable game play. And with more time, you can go where the locals go by visiting Maui’s small towns like historic Wailuku and the artistic hub of Makawao. Or take the time to savour the fresh flavours of Hawaii Regional Cuisine at fine restaurants in Wailea and Kapalua.

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Beaches of Maui

With 190 kilometres of coastline, Maui boasts over 45 kilometres of beautiful beaches, some of which have been voted the best in the world.
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Molokini, Maui

Molokini is a small island a few miles off of Maui’s southwestern coast that’s well suited for snorkellers and divers.
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Maui Golf

Choose from 14 courses on Maui, several of which are ranked at or near the top of the “world’s best” lists.
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Makawao, Maui

A rural, artistic community on the slopes of Upcountry Maui, Makawao is home to the Paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy.
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Wailea, Maui

Wailea, on the south shore of Maui, is a luxurious resort community known for crescent-shaped beaches and world-class golf.
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Makena Beach State Park (Big Beach), Maui

Makena Beach, also known as “Big Beach,” is one of the largest beaches in Maui.
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Wailuku, Maui

The gateway to Iao Valley, Wailuku is the county seat of Maui’s government.