**Updated : March 2023**
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During our time in Maui, we had the opportunity to drive the stretch of road from Kahului to Hana, better known as the infamous "Road to Hana." With 50 miles in total, the road only becomes windy and dangerous after Paia, so the difficult portion of the road is only 40 miles at most. However, we recommend allocating at least an entire day to drive to Hana and back with time for a few stops in between. Read on for our best tips to completing the drive yourself, what to expect, and where to stop on the Raod to Hana.
Best Tips to Drive the Road to Hana
Driving the Road to Hana can seem like a daunting challenge, especially if you've heard the stories of motion sickness, winding roads, and dangerous accidents that are nearly inevitable. After driving it ourselves, we gathered our BEST tips to help you fully enjoy your journey getting to and exploring Hana.
Where to Stop on the Road to Hana
Once you prepare for the Road to Hana, the next thing you'll want to know is where to stop along the way! With 50 miles of road between Paia to Hana there are SO MANY hidden gems along the way that you could easily miss if you're driving the Road to Hana on your own. We've organized our list by mile marker, so you can ensure you won't miss the stops you want to see. Our recommendation would be to choose 5-10 places you for sure want to stop at, then doing half of them as you drive to Hana, and the other half as you drive back. This way you can refuel and have some lunch before continuing to explore the area!
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We're Deborah & Tyler, a pretty average husband and wife duo from a pretty average state that didn't want to live so averagely. After our *Covid wedding we sold everything that didn't fit into the Jeep and moved to Alaska, then decided to take a gap year!
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