Also know as The Valley Isle, Maui is world famous and for good reason. Maui has one of the most interesting geographical designs due to the second largest volcano in the islands, Haleakala. The highest point of the volcano tops out at 10,023 feet, which on most days is well above the cloud line. For this reason, the view from the top is not to be missed. Whether you show up well before sunrise for the always beautiful sunset or even mid-day for a hike around the multiple cinder cones within the otherworldly environment, you will not be disappointed.

Our only advice here is to make sure to bring layers on this adventure, as it gets mighty cold up top the volcano. And while you may be urged to bring a flashlight, there is great joy in sitting up there in the dark because you get to check out all the gorgeous constellations you wouldn’t normally see in the city.