Question: How Long Does It Take To Drive From Kaanapali To Haleakala?

How long does it take to see Haleakala?

between 2.5 and 3.5 hours1.

Plan ahead: Driving to the summit of Haleakalā can take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours, depending upon which part of the island you’re leaving from.

The entrance station to the park is at 7,000 feet, and the summit is another 3,023 feet upwards at 10,023 feet..

How long does it take to drive all the way around Maui?

7 to 9 hours round trip from Kahului depending on stops. Drive to Hana and back – 10 to 12 hours depending on stops and finding a place for lunch or a picnic. Drive all the way around (make the loop) – 10-12 hours with more stops but less time at them.

What time should I leave for Haleakala?

For sunrise trips, leave no later than 3:30 AM. It takes one hour to reach the summit when leaving from Kahului, 1-1.5 hours from Kihei, and 2 hours from Lahaina. The very latest we’d suggest entering the park in the morning is 4:30 AM.

What month is the best time to go to Maui?

The best times to visit Maui are April through May and September through November. The spring and fall shoulder seasons provide the pleasant weather Hawaii vacationers seek without the high rates and heavy crowds that accompany the summer and winter.

Is the drive to Haleakala dangerous?

The road is not dangerous but there are a lot of switchbacks and it is 2 lanes. It’s well paved, marked, etc. The views are marvelous. It’s possible you can hit fog/rain/sunshine, on the way up (or down), it just adds to the beauty of the trip.

Has anyone died on road to Hana?

Sadly, there have been numerous deaths over the years on the road to Hana because of this sort of recklessness. The Hana Highway is perhaps the most beautiful highway in the world, but it can be deadly. There are sheer cliffs with 100 ft + drops in some of the areas without guardrails!

What time should you start road to Hana?

7:00am – 10:30amMost people who make the drive to Hana start sometime between 7:00am – 10:30am. Below we’re going to cover all the pros and cons of leaving early, leaving at the same time as everyone else, or leaving later in the day. We’re also going to suggest a few things that may surprise you.

Are rental cars allowed on the road to Hana?

Most all rental car companies on Maui will allow you to drive to Hana. Driving the backside of Haleakala, past Oheo Gulch, goes against most Maui rental car agreements. ROAD is open: The best parts of driving to Hana are between Paia and Seven Sacred Pools, so it shouldn’t be an issue.

Can you do Haleakala and road to Hana in same day?

If your time on Maui is extremely limited to just one or two days and you really, really want to see both Haleakala summit sunrise and the road to Hana in one day, then go for it. … Make sure you know sunset time in order to try to avoid driving the road to Hana in the dark.

What do you do after Haleakala Sunrise?

After sunrise there are many hikes through the park to see landscapes, the famous silver fern, and the beautiful morning light. It costs $15 per vehicle to visit Haleakala National Park and the ticket is good for three days. You can use the same ticket to visit the Pipiwai Trail, one of our favorite hikes in the world.

Should I drive road to Hana myself?

Re: ROAD to HANA-a guided tour vs driving yourself? If you drive yourself you can stop anywhere, anytime for as long as you want. And you can go all the way around. If someone else drives you can see the sights better since you don’t have to watch the road.

How long does it take to drive to the top of Haleakala?

two hoursDepending where you get started from on Maui, it can take you up to two hours to drive the Haleakala Highway (HI 37) and then up the winding Haleakala Crater Road leading to the summit of Haleakala. It’s an early wake-up call, but the reward is well worth it.

How long does it take to drive from Kaanapali to Hana?

six hoursAllow at least six hours to get to Hana (with stops to see scenery), and three hours to return (without stops). It’s 81 miles from Kaanapali; the hard part (the Hana Road) has 617 curves and 56 one lane bridges. If you are prone to motion sickness, do not read (not even the map) in your car or tour van.

Is it better to see sunrise or sunset at Haleakala?

Haleakala at sunset can be just as spectacular as sunrise, depending on who you talk to. You want a little more privacy. Sunrise crowds are typically much heavier than sunset crowds. So, if you want a little more privacy, waiting til sunrise is the way to go.

Can you go to Haleakala without a reservation?

Don’t go without a reservation. You will not be allowed in until after 7 am.