9 days in Maui & Honolulu Itinerary

9 days in Maui & Honolulu Itinerary

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9 days in Maui & Honolulu Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Lahaina
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Des Moines

3
nights
Lahaina

Lahaina ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pacific Whale Foundation, Moana Glass by Ryan Staub and Haleakala Crater.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahaina road trip planning site.

Des Moines to Lahaina is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Des Moines in March: high temperatures in Lahaina hover around 78°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Moana Glass by Ryan Staub ©
Moana Glass by Ryan Staub
Pacific Whale Foundation ©
Pacific Whale Foundation

4
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Oahu, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Pele's Chair
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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace ©

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