48 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

48 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Louisbourg, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Quebec City, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wailea, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kapalua, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hana, United States
— 3 nights
Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Vancouver, Canada — 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Get in touch with nature at Whistler Blackcomb and Vancouver Seawall. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Chilliwack (Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve & Fishing Charters & Tours). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Granville Island, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, visit Gastown, and stroll through Kitsilano Beach.

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Melbourne, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Vancouver reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park, Canada — 2 nights

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Canada House Art Gallery, boost your wellbeing at Banff Upper Hot Springs, then admire the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs, and finally view the masterpieces at All In The Wild Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, get a dose of the wild on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Banff National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yoho National Park.
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Yoho National Park, Canada — 3 nights

Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Burgess Shale, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake O' Hara, and then stroll through Paget Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Sherbrooke Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Yoho National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.
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Jasper National Park, Canada — 3 nights

The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Get outdoors at Marmot Basin and Currie's Guiding. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts and Mountain Galleries. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Jasper Food Tours, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, stop by Friends of Jasper National Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. April in Jasper National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C at night. You will leave for Toronto on the 12th (Wed).
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Toronto, Canada — 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 13th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Distillery Historic District, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, walk around Toronto Island Park, and then don't miss a visit to CN Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Toronto road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Toronto in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Toronto is 2 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Toronto, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Louisbourg.
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Louisbourg, Canada — 2 nights

Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. The harbour had been used by European mariners since at least the 1590s, when it was known as English Port and Havre à l'Anglois. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Breton Brewing Co, then make a trip to The Big Fiddle, and finally appreciate the history behind Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, take in the waterfront at Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, and then visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Louisbourg trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Louisbourg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Louisbourg is 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Louisbourg to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Montreal.
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Montreal, Canada — 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then grab your bike and head to Old Port of Montreal, then stop by F1 Boutique Canada, and finally learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montreal trip planning tool.

You can fly from Louisbourg to Montreal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Louisbourg to Montreal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Louisbourg in April, with highs in Montreal at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Quebec City.
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Quebec City, Canada — 2 nights

With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain, don't miss a visit to Place Royale, and then admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Quebec City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Montreal in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Quebec City, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Yacht Rock Charters and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve (in Merrick) and Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, New York City is somewhat warmer than Quebec City - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Miami Beach.
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Miami Beach, United States — 4 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Miami Beach & Boardwalk. Head to Lincoln Road and Espanola Wayfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami Beach: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, make a trip to Ocean Drive, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

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Getting from New York City to Miami Beach by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Miami Beach hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and then stroll through Rim Trail. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miami Beach to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami Beach to Grand Canyon National Park. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Miami Beach - with highs of 19°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas, United States — 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resortfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, United States — 5 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Big Trees Golf Course and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and get great views at Valley View.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take a stroll through Union Square, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Wailea.
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Wailea, United States — 2 nights

Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a dose of the wild on Maui Flying Dress Experience, and then kick back and relax at Maluaka Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Makena Beach, stroll through Wailea Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Fly from San Francisco to Wailea in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Wailea is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Wailea to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kapalua.
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Kapalua, United States — 2 nights

Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): play a few rounds at Kapalua Plantation Course, then identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Hearts Mission Church. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at The Spa at Black Rock, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kapalua trip planning app.

Getting from Wailea to Kapalua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Wailea in May, plan for slightly colder days in Kapalua, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hana.
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Hana, United States — 3 nights

Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Shop till you drop at Laura Mango and Hasegawa's General Store. You'll get in some beach time at Wai'anapanapa State Park and Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach. When in Hana, make a side trip to see Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park, approximately Haleakala National Park away. There's much more to do: explore by horseback at Pipiwai Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, and appreciate the history behind Fagan's Cross.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hana trip maker app.

You can drive from Kapalua to Hana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Hana sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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Cape Breton Island travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trails
Encompassing a fifth of Nova Scotia's land area, Cape Breton Island supports a thriving tourism sector with its blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. In addition to several small towns with a strong sense of community, popular places to visit on Cape Breton Island include the largest national park in the Maritime provinces. Sheltering many iconic Canadian animals, the park contains the scenic Cabot Trail, drawing nearly half a million annual cyclists, walkers, and drivers. Epic natural scenery keeps most visitors outdoors during their Cape Breton Island vacation, but this destination also boasts several major indoor attractions, like a world-famous whiskey distillery and a reconstructed 18th-century fortress.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Maui travel guide

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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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