We moved to Oahu a few months ago and are taking our first weekend (Sat - Tue) trip to Maui. Since lounging on the beach in not a priority for us, I was thinking of staying in Makawao and running the following itinerary:
1. Sat - arrive early, not sure for plans. Maybe Hana Highway?
2. Sun - Sunrise at Haleakala, followed by hiking. Maybe winery and exploring around Paia.
4. Tue - Not sure. Probably flying late afternoon.
We like to take the days as they come and not plan for too much. We do want to see whales from closer than we've seen them on Oahu, but not sure about a whale watching trip.
Does basing the trip from Makawao make sense? From the map it seems most central and since having lodging on/near the beach isn't important I thought it might be fun/different.
Thanks in advance for your responses!