Your trip to Maui just got so much better.
The Maui itinerary isn’t a guidebook, it’s better. It’s a step by step itinerary that takes you to all the best beaches, snorkeling spots, restaurants, and sights. There are 7+ excursion days that take you all over the island: from the great snorkeling on the west side to upcountry and the slopes of Haleakala. The guide takes you step by step on a planned out route with a link to Google Maps driving directions so you can just get in your car and go.
3 Versions to Choose From
Our classic itinerary, this is good for just about anyone. We’ve field tested this with everyone — from our 3 year old son to his 70 something grandparents.
Designed with a bit more go-go-go. You’ll find a little more hiking as well as activities like kayaking and ziplining.
Made for families bringing a young child (baby – preschool age) we include some additional family friendly beaches and restaurants.
Leaving Maui right now (literally about to board) and we LOVED your wayfinder itinerary. Always had great places to see and yummy food to eat wherever we went!
We are here in Maui now and appreciate all the tips you gave us. We got your adventure guide and are thrilled with everything so far. Couldn’t have done Maui without it. Just saying, keep up to the good work!!
Maui Overview Video
We take you on a tour of the island hightlighting what to expect from each excursion day.
7+ Excursion Days
Field tested days taking you on a pre-planned route to explore a specific part of the island.
Quick Hits Section
Easily reference the best beaches, snorkeling spots, and restaurants in a specific location.
Safe Travels Walkthrough
How to complete the safe travels program, whether using a vaccine exemption or a COVID test to avoid quarantine.
What itinerary is right for me?
We have three versions of the Maui itinerary. Most people will find that the Wayfinder itinerary is right for them. But here’s how we designed them:
- Wayfinder: A good itinerary for people of all ages and activity level. While there may be some things that need modifying, we’ve taken everyone on this — from our 3 year old son to his 70-something grandparents.
- Adventure: Do you like a little more get up and go on your vacation? Want a great hike, some kayaking, and possibly some ziplining? This is the one you’ll want to grab.
- Family: Designed for families bringing a young child (baby – preschool age) we include some additional family friendly beaches and family friendly restaurants.
How is this different from a guide book?
A guide book goes in-depth on a certain destination — you read it, research, and then formulate your vacation plan. Our itinerary is different. It starts with a 12 (ish) minute video to help you understand your way around the island, where things are located, and what experiences are available. 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.
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?
Unlike a guide book we publish regular updates. With so many things changing, we want to give you the most up to date information to have a great trip. These itineraries are reviewed and updated quarterly. Once you purchase an itinerary, you’ll have access to all updates for the next 11 months.
Is this a physical itinerary? Digital? How do I use it?
This is a digital product. Minutes after purchasing, a link to download the itinerary will be sent to your email. You can print it, but we suggest downloading it to your computer and your phone. There are a number of hyperlinks in the itinerary to link you to directions, restaurant websites, and activity operators. So it’s much easier to use it digitally!
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.
Do you offer custom trip planning?
Unfortunately, we do not. But we. do have a full website (here!) and youtube channel dedicated to giving you the best information possible.
Let us help you plan your vacation.
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.