The sun rises on Maui at various times throughout the year due to the Earth’s tilt and rotation. During the month of January, the sun rises at almost 7:00 a.m. Whereas during the month of June, the sun rises as early as 5:38 a.m.
Maui is located in the Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zone (UTC -10:00). If you are planning on seeing the sunrise at the top of Haleakalā, it is a good idea to embark on this adventure early in your trip while the jet lag will likely be working in your favor.
It is important to leave extra early if you plan to drive yourself to the Summit to watch the sunrise. Factors like traffic and finding parking in the National Park usually tend to add some unexpected travel time. If you are traveling from Kapalua, it is usually about a two-hour drive. From Kihei, it is about an hour and forty-five minutes. And, it will take at least an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the summit from Kahului.
If you choose to embark on a Haleakalā National Park sunrise tour with Skyline Hawaii, we will pick you up bright and early at your hotel or accommodation. This means that you don’t have to worry about parking or transportation at all! Our brand new tour buses feature extra-large viewing windows, comfortable seating, and a climate controlled interior, leaving you to enjoy all of the amazing views that Haleakalā has to offer.
Since sunrise times vary depending on the time of year, our pickup times do as well. We will always let you know what time to expect us outside of your hotel or accommodation.
About the Author: Skyline Hawai’i offers guided tours of the #1 attraction on Maui, Haleakala National Park. The park is one of the most unique and protected places in all of the United States. It is home to one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world on the summit of Haleakalā, the highest point on the island of Maui. For more information or to make your reservation today, visit: www.skylinehawaii.com.