- Don’t Go Too Far - It’s important to remember that if you’re planning a day trip to Maui, you won’t necessarily be able to see all the sights you want to see. One of the top things to do on Maui, for example, is driving along the Hana Highway, but this is quite far from the main airport for commercial flights, so it probably won’t be possible for your day trip. Instead of stretching yourself too far, it makes sense to stay relatively close to the airport. There are plenty of beautiful beaches in the area all around Kahului, as well as some great restaurants, bars, and more.
- Best Time to Visit - The Hawaiian islands are at their busiest in the summer months of June, July, and August. This is when the weather is warmest and sunniest. Plus, there are some fun celebrations happening on Maui in summer like the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival and the Maui Film Festival. However, if you visit just outside of summer, in April, May, September, or October, you can get the benefits of high temperatures and sunshine, without having to deal with the crowds. The East Maui Taro Festival happens in April, and there's a Hawaii Food and Wine Festival in October too.
- Getting Around - If you fly into Kahului Airport, you can rent a car from several different providers, and this is easily the best way to get around the island of Maui. Having your own car gives you a lot of freedom and flexibility, allowing you and your fellow travelers to head off on the roads of the island and see whatever you want to see. Otherwise, you can rely on taxis and buses to get around.
- Things to Do on Maui - There's plenty to do on Maui, but if you're only going for a day, the best option is to head to Haleakala National Park. This is what Maui is most famous for, and it's filled with breathtaking scenery and amazing hiking trails, as well as lots of wildlife to see along the way. You can climb all the way up the Haleakala volcano too. Other fun things to do on Maui include snorkeling at Molokini, visiting beautiful beaches like Kaanapali, and admiring the amazing natural beauty of the Iao Valley.