Day Trips to Maui from Oahu

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Discover the Best Day Trip to Maui from Oahu: An Island-Hopping Adventure

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Imagine a paradise where you can explore majestic mountains, lush valleys, and black sand beaches - all in a single day. A day trip to Maui from Oahu, an island that holds the promise of such diverse attractions, awaits your exploration. Let’s dive into an island-hopping adventure that will take you from Oahu to Maui, immersing you in a day of unforgettable experiences.

The Maui from Oahu Inter-Island Trip we Booked Through Real Hawaii Tours Was such a fun and exhilarating experience!

Robert N. - Hawaii Island Visitor

Trip To Maui From Oahu

Day Trip Oahu to Maui, Road to Hana Adventure with Lunch

Day Trip Oahu to Maui, Road to Hana Adventure with Lunch

$550 Per Adult

29 Reviews

Scenic flight from Oahu to Maui

Guided tour of the famous Hana Highway

Explore black sand beaches and waterfalls

Enjoy a delicious Hawaiian lunch

Oahu to Maui Haleakala, Iao Valley & Central Maui

Oahu to Maui Haleakala, Iao Valley & Central Maui

$525 Per Adult

22 Reviews

Scenic drive through Upcountry Maui

Explore Iao Valley State Park

Visit Wailuku town in Central Maui

Learn Hawaiian history and culture

Maui Landmarks

Experience Maui’s unique attractions, including Haleakalā and Iao Valley, on a one-day tour with an experienced local guide.

Book Early!

Book your trip in advance for convenience, comfort, photo opportunities & to savor traditional flavors.


Enjoy the allure of black sand beaches while swimming in waterfall-fed pools and exploring rainforests.

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At Real Hawaii Tours, our team of professionals will give you the much needed local insight and Expert Planning Tips!

Exploring Maui in a Day: Your Ultimate Guide

Island Information


Limited time doesn’t mean you can’t experience Maui’s allure! A one-day tour is sufficient to explore this Hawaiian island. Thanks to inter island tours, you can embark on a Maui day tour that takes you on the winding road to Hana, leading to picturesque vistas that will take your breath away. From the rugged north shore beaches to the verdant rainforests and the iconic black sand beach of Waianapanapa State Park, every turn on the Hana highway promises a new surprise.

And the best part? You won’t miss a thing, thanks to your experienced and knowledgeable guide who will ensure you visit all the must-see spots. From fascinating historical anecdotes to intriguing cultural insights, your Hawaii local expert guide will make your Maui day trip richer and more immersive. Plus, the tour includes several photo opportunity stops, ensuring you bring back not just memories, but stunning visual records of your adventure.

Maui's Must-See Attractions

When it comes to must-see attractions in Maui, three spots stand out - Haleakalā, Iao Valley, and the Road to Hana. Haleakalā, with its unique landscapes and rich cultural significance, offers a glimpse into Maui’s natural and native history. From the summit, you can soak in the panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, making it a must-visit spot on your itinerary.

But that’s not all. Your journey will also take you to the lush Iao Valley, home to the iconic Iao Needle, ancient sacred sites, and majestic waterfalls. Here, you can enjoy a picnic lunch amidst serene surroundings, adding to the charm of the visit.

Lastly, the Road to Hana, with its scenic beauty and authentic stops such as Ka Haku Smoke Shack and the Garden of Eden, offers a perfect Hana day tour filled with picturesque vistas and local experiences.

Planning Your Itinerary

It might seem overwhelming to plan a one-day tour to Maui, but with a few pointers and some foresight, you can create a seamless and enjoyable itinerary. Your journey will start early in the morning, with your first stop being the Haleakala National Park to witness the renowned sunrise. From there, you will proceed to visit attractions like Paia Town and Ho’okipa Beach. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes as you embark on this adventure.
While lunch is not included in the standard one day tour, there will be designated stops for you to grab a bite. Alternatively, if you opt for the luxury tour, both breakfast and lunch are included. Plus, if you have special dietary requirements like gluten-free or vegetarian meals, arrangements can be made if requested in advance. No matter your dietary preferences, you’ll be able to savor local flavors and keep your energy levels high for the day’s adventures on our one day tours.


Maui Landmarks


Experiencing the grandeur of Haleakalā is an integral part of any Maui visit. This towering volcanic crater offers a breathtaking array of landscapes, including: Dry deserts, Lush rainforests, Volcanic cinder deserts, Rocky coastlines

  • Dry Deserts
  • Lush Rainforests
  • Volcanic Cinder Deserts
  • Rocky Lava Coastlines

These diverse ecosystems and native plant species make Haleakalā a wonderland for nature lovers.
To make the most of your visit, plan to spend approximately 3-4 hours exploring Haleakalā. This gives you enough time to:

  • Witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Explore the Kipahulu District
  • Visit the Seven Sacred Pools of ʻOheʻo
  • Discover Waimoku Falls

Iao Valley

Maui Landmarks


Your day trip also includes a stop at the Iao Valley, a culturally and historically significant lush paradise. This serene valley was once a site of great religious importance for the Hawaiian people and is home to numerous ancient heiaus, or sacred places. The valley also played a pivotal role in King Kamehameha I’s efforts to unify the Hawaiian Islands, serving as the site of the crucial Battle of Kepaniwai in 1790.
Adding to Iao Valley’s appeal is the iconic Iao Needle, also known as Kūkaʻemoku. Towering at a staggering 1,200 feet, the Iao Needle is not only a captivating natural landmark but also carries significant cultural importance. It serves as a poignant reminder of the island’s rich and multifaceted history, making it a must-visit spot during your Maui visit.