Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights this vacation? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings, and want to know the best stuff to see. Either way, our 10Best list should have you covered. While there are always great things to experience, there are typically things you wish you would have passed on as well. Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm located in the Kula area is among our top picks for sightseeing in Maui.



Calm your nerves and relieve stress with an afternoon at Ali'i Kula Lavender Maui. Tour the gardens, enjoy a bit of lunch or tea, and take in panoramic views while you visit. Ali'i Kula Lavender grows lavender year-round and fashions a variety...  Read More

Road to Hana


This legendary drive is one of the best ways to see Maui, but it's not a ride in the park. Although the distance is only 52 miles, the circuitous route and less-than-optimal road conditions will take at least three hours to navigate. However, if...  Read More

Charles A. Lindbergh's Grave


Aviation buffs, in particular, will be intrigued by Lindbergh's simple grave, covered with smooth pebbles and located beside the quiet Palapala Ho'omau Church. The site isn't easy to find, but it's an apt resting place for a man who desired...  Read More

Wailua and Kanahualui Falls


When you visualize the islands, you're certain to picture a waterfall or two. As luck would have it, that's what you'll find at this stop along the Hana Highway. These two waterfalls are picture-perfect examples of everything you've imagined:...  Read More

Sugar Cane Train


For a nostalgic taste of old Hawaii, hop the train for this six-mile ride between Lahaina and Ka'anapali. In olden days, more than 30 steam engines transported sugar cane and plantation workers to various destinations throughout the island. Now,...  Read More



Many of the building materials used to construct this courthouse came from a palace being built by King Kamehameha III. Demolished by a storm in 1858, his intended home lay in ruins until permission was granted for the stones to be used for a...  Read More

Pu'u 'Ula'ula Summit


A Maui tradition is watching the sun rise from this summit, which (at 10,023 feet) is the highest point on the island. Although it gets quite chilly at this elevation, you're sheltered in a glass-enclosed structure and can get a panoramic view...  Read More

Whalers Village Museum


Home to two museums, this center looks at the life of the whale and then at the life of those who made a career of hunting it. The first museum contains displays relating to a whale's life cycle and evolution, along with skeletons of the large...  Read More



You'll think you've seen trees until you come across this specimen! Indian in origin, it was planted in 1873 to commemorate Christianity's foothold in town. More than 125 years later, the banyan rises 50 feet, has added 12 subsidiary trunks to...  Read More

Oheo Gulch


Although this attraction is sometimes referred to as "Seven Sacred Pools," there are many more pools than that, and none of them were sacred to the ancients. Still, the basins and waterfalls are a stunning sight within the Haleakala National...  Read More