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Maui Family Travel: Days 3 and 4 in the Glorious Upcountry and Beach Bums

Join us on our week-long journey to Maui! In case you missed it: Maui Family Travel–Your guide to 7 days in paradise Days 1 & 2. Day 3—Maui’s Glorious Upcountry Maui’s “upcountry” is a cluster of sites located 2,000+ feet up the slope of the famed crater Haleakala. What we expected: a welcome respite from our sunburned couple of days at the beach.  What we did: fell in love. Parts of this region are referred to as the “Maui Alps.” With cooler temperatures, gorgeous bi-coastal views and a tropical forest, it was easy to see why so many locals live here. Watching the sunrise and sunset from atop 10,023-foot Haleakala is legendary (though finding parking is not). We opted to drive to the summit in the mid-afternoon once the crowds cleared. Our guidebook assured us that, though ...