Maui Family Summer Vacation

June 26-July 3 2023

north ca

Maui Vacation Planner


Arrival day 1 (June 26 Mon)

After settling in we can take a walk to charlie Young Beach which is across the street from the condo.

  1. Shuttle to car rental
  2. Lunch
  3. Safeway Shopping
  4. Check-in 4pm
  5. Charley Young Beach 

Day 2 (June 27 Tues)
South Maui

Lots of nice beaches. Ulua has good snorkeling, good size parking, rest rooms but not much shade. Wailea nice but crowded. Maluaka called Turtle Town.

Early morning (7am - 9am) snorkel - Charley Young Beach

  1. Ulua Beach snorkeling fish and turtles▢
  2. Lunch - Lunch plate from Jaws truck or Makena Landing (bag lunch)▢
  3. La Peruse Bay - Hiking ▢
  4. Dinner at condo

Day 3 (June 28 Wed)
West Maui

Probably need to do Nakalele or Honolua. Nakalele (blowhole) is a longer 1.6 mile hike probably too much for Nico. Honolua is a short hike through an awesome forest that looks prehistoric. Plus good snorkeling if no floods. DT Fleming is a pretty family park good spot for lunch. If you want more snorkeling and less hiking All the alternate beaches are great but you need to get there early in the morning for parking (except old airport beach).

Early morning (7am - 9am) snorkel - Wailea Beach

  1. Honolua Bay ▢ - Hike and snorkel ▢
  2. Nakalele Point Hike▢ hike option
  3. DT Fleming Beach▢ - Lunch ▢
  4. Keawakapu Beach (South Maui sunset )


Day 4 (June 29 Thur) East Maui - Road to Hana

There are many activities along the Road to Hana with only time for 1 or 2. I would suggest Waianapanapa Park (black sand beach) requires a reservation time slot and fee of 5.00 per person. Hana lava tubes is a nice self guided tour through a lava tube (cave). There is a nice red tea maze.

  1. Drive the Road to Hana
  2. Download Road to Hana Mile Marker PDFs
    Traveling East from Paia to Oheo Gulch
    Traveling West from Oheo Gulch to Paia
  3.  Alternate: Wai'anapanapa State Park ▢ Need to arrive at 10am (Reservation)
  4. Alternate: Ka'eleku Caverns ▢ $15 per person
  5. Town of Hana
  6. Dinner: Paia Fish Market

Day 5 (June 30 Fri) Central Maui Ma'alaea Harbor

Maui Ocean Center has a nice aquarium.There is a fee for entrance. Olowalu is a great snorkel spot for coral and turtles further out. Lahaina has tons of art galleries, food, and shops.

  1. Maui Ocean Center $40 adult $27 child, senior $35 ▢
  2. Luanapoko Beach ▢ lunch
  3. Lahaina explore - art galleries etc ▢

Day 6 (July 1 Sat)

Iao Valley State Park is famous for the Iao Needle. Nice hike on pavement. The Cultural Center is worth a stop. The Tropical Plantation is nice although there is a fee for the train ride around the place.

Early morning (7am - 9am) snorkel- Maluaka Beach

  1. Iao Valley - free  (maybe parking fee $25)▢
  2. Hawaiian Culture Center

Day 7 (July 2 Sun)

Up Country is the area in the foothills of Mt. Haleakala. Kula Gardens does cost to get in but the garden is pretty nice. Heading north to the coast you can stop at Makawao, a nice little tourist town. Paia is at the end of the road. Hookipa Beach is one of the world's best wind surfing meccas.

Early morning (7am - 9am) snorkel- Olowalu Beach

  1. Kula Botanical Garden $10 adults, child free▢
  2. Makawao
  3. Hookipa Beach
  4. Paia
  5. Mama's Fish house

Day 8 (July 3 Mon)

  1. Leave 10 am
  2. Drop off Car
  3. Eat lunch
  4. Flight 1:20pm

Other Alternate Activities

Luaus have gotten much more expensive ranging from 180 - 300 per person . sub ride in Lahaina is cool (a real submarine). Garden of Eden is a nice garden on the road to Hana.

  1. Luau - Wailea - $265▢, Old Lahaina Luau $230 ▢, Feast at Lele $245▢, Gilligan Island Luau ▢ $160 (not on the beach)
  2. Submarine Ride $148 ▢
  3. Kihei Market Place
  1. Farmers Market ▢
  2. Electric bikes $50 per day ▢