Haleakalā is a mammoth shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the island of Maui. Haleakalā translates to “House of the Sun” and while watching the sun rise at 10,023 feet, it is easy to see why. Stand above the clouds as the sun rises over the world.
To view this wonder, make sure to get up early and give yourself plenty of time for the steep and winding drive up to the summit. You may be in Hawaii but make sure to pack multiple layers as temperatures at that altitude frequently dip to 40F or lower.
The entrance fee is $15 per vehicle. Keep in mind that it is very remote and there is no food, beverages, or gasoline in the park. For more info, check out the National Parks site.