WELCOME TO MAUI: Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations. Head to Wailuku for pastries from a “mom and pop” bakery, or head to Lahaina for a taste of Maui’s famed farm to table cuisine. From shimmering beaches and sacred Iao Valley to migrating humpback whales and sunset on Haleakala, it’s not surprising Maui was voted the “Best Island” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for 19 years.
HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND: Think big. Hawaii Island is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain, but it’s remarkable for more than just its size. Picture yourself visiting Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or talk story with a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. Whether you’re walking on a black sand beach, snorkeling with manta rays, horseback riding in Waimea or sailing along the Kona Coast, Hawaii, the Big Island is your island for adventure.
- Depart Philadelphia on United Airlines at 7:49 AM. Arrive in Denver at 10:17 AM. Depart Denver at 11:45 AM and arrive in Maui at 2:50 PM.
- Pick up your mid-sized rental car from Alamo rental counter.
- HOTEL OPTION: Drive about an hour to the Westin Maui, where you'll stay in a Mountain View room for 5 nights.