When it comes to the sparkling waters and laidback nature of Hawaii, even a full week seems hardly enough to take it all in.
Between the awe-inspiring Mount Haleakala, fabled Garden of Eden and sandy swatches like Ka’anapali Beach, Maui presents a characterful getaway fit for solo travelers and families.
Not to mention, the sugarcane and pineapple plantations, botanical parks and dynamic coastline.
The list goes on.
Behind the natural attractions lay rich history and culture as well. Travelers can dip into traditional museums or absorb via performance arts – the Hawaiian Luau is a fine dine-and-watch combo.
In this 5 day Maui itinerary, experience the “real Hawaii” in high definition.
As your feet finally reach the ground, arrive in Wailuku and drop off your bags in this laid-back town. Your first day is all about exploring your surroundings, which includes a visit to one of the wettest places on Earth.
Start off the day with a full tank of gas because we’re putting the pedal to the metal! The Road to Hana is an adventurous scenic drive that takes you through the lush landscapes of Maui.
There’s no better way to explore Maui than by foot. Start the day by climbing up the peak of Haleakala and watching the sunrise wash over the island’s highest point. Cool off and reward yourself with a visit to a pineapple plantation.
Take a deep dive and explore the depths of Molokini Crater. Refuel and grab some bites in Wailea before sailing off into the sunset on a charter cruise.
The western coast offers endless activities to fill in your last day in Maui. Go for a hike, swim in the ocean or zipline through the jungle canopy – there’s something for everyone. Brush of the beach sand and end your Maui itinerary with a traditional Hawaiian Luau.
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– Beach in Wailuku, Maui
– The needle in Iao Valley State Park
– coastline of the road to hana
– haleakala crater
– Molokini Crater
– waihee ridge trail, maui
Maui’s diverse attractions mean that your trip is what you make of it.
You don’t have to be outdoorsy to enjoy your time on the island; there are plenty of luxury options against trekking through the wilderness.
You can take your days slow, while away hours at small boutiques, spas and cultural experiences.
And if you’re lucky enough to spare a few more days – consider day trips to the neighboring islands too!