“Thank you guys so much! We are here on Maui and the family guide I purchased from you was perfect!!! We are having a blast!”
This is not a guide book.
It’s better. It’s a step-by-step plan to take you on excursion days to the best sights on the island. For each excursion day we lay out the route, what to pack, and what reservations to make in advance, so you can enjoy your day stress-free.
Head confidently on your vacation knowing that we’ve done the heavy lifting of vetting everything in advance. We give you a list of our favorite places to stay, the best restaurants (so you don’t endure a bad, overpriced meal), and all of the best things to do and see. We tell you when (and how) to make reservations for things like Haleakala sunrise and the famous black sand beach.
But maybe the best part? We send out updated itineraries quarterly and you’ll have access to all updates for 11 months post-purchase.
“We bought the wayfinder itinerary from The Hawaii Vacation Guide. Highly recommend — super organized daily plans for every part of the island. Even includes google map directions to the best parking spots and what to pack for each day of fun!”
(Laura M., Instagram review)
why buy our itineraries?
We’ve done the hard work for you. Living in Hawaii, we’ve spent thousands of hours (and thousands of dollars) exploring and curating the best experiences. And now we’re sharing it with you.
- Get to know the island before you visit with our video guide that walks you through all of the important, must-know details
- Know when (and where) to make reservations, so you’ll arrive to your destination with the most important things booked
- Save time (and money) because our itineraries include only the best stops, restaurants, and tours
- See the best spots. Whether you’re looking for the best beaches, best restaurants, best tours, or a step-by-step guide taking you on an amazing day out, we have you covered
Island Overview Video
Quick Hits Section
Get an updated itinerary emailed to you QUARTERLY for 11 months post-purchase.
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How is this different from a guide book?
Then we map our excursion days. These days take you on a carefully planned out route to one part of the island, making stops for meals, beaches, and places of interest. Each excursion day has an overview page with links to Google maps directions, what to pack for the day out, and any reservations that need to be made it advance.
Finally, we end with a “Quick Hits” section meant to be a quick reference guide for anytime you’re not doing an excursion day. Quickly locate the best beaches, snorkeling spots, and restaurants near you so you always have a trusted recommendation.
And, for as long as Hawaii’s travel quarantine stays in place, we have 2 video walkthroughs to help you navigate the process of securing a quarantine exemption.
This itinerary is meant to save you time while trip planning and help you make the most of your limited vacation time.
Should I buy this now or closer to my trip?
Is this just full of paid activities?
Do you offer custom trip planning?
I love your Youtube channel. Can’t I find all of this there?
Is this a physical itinerary? Digital? How do I use it?
While you’re in Hawaii, the best way to use it is to have it downloaded on your phone. It’ll make it easy to follow excursion days. And on days when you’re not following an excursion day, you can use the “Quick Hits” section to quickly find the best beaches and restaurants near you.
Anything else I should know?
About the Hawaii Vacation Guide
We’re Erica & Jordan and we live on Maui. We love bringing the best information to travelers while supporting local businesses. For the past two years, we’ve carefully vetted locations, determined optimal routes, and tried the best restaurants in Hawaii to make these itineraries as helpful as possible.
We run this site as well as the largest Hawaii focused YouTube channel.