Planning a May visit to Maui and the BI. I was planning to visit both Mauna Kea and Halaekala, but I feel like both are almost full day trips and with only 12 days on Hawaii, we want add to our relaxation time, plus it seems somewhat redundant.
If you could see just one which would it be?
I'm leaning toward Halaekala because
a) the route seems more scenic
b) we could go at our own pace and see more in less time
c) safer drive that doesn't require a tour
I think we are going to try to do sunset rather than sunrise there..Are you able to get above cloud level in a rental car? Has anyone done stargazing there? Is it comperable to Mauna Kea?