12 days in Maui & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

12 days in Maui & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

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12 days in Maui & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Lahaina
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Montreal

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Kapalua Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zipline. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Lahaina is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Lahaina is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in July, with highs in Lahaina at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hana.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
nights
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Wai'anapanapa State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kahanu Garden and Charles Lindbergh's Grave. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamoa Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hana trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Lahaina to Hana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Hana, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Maui, Charles Lindbergh's Grave, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Hamoa Beach ©
Hamoa Beach

3
nights
Kailua-Kona

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Swim with Dolphins. Puukohola National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, and explore the galleries of Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona visit website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Hana to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or fly. July in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Captain Cook, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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