Take These 12 Roads In Hawaii For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive
By Megan Shute|Updated on August 28, 2023(Originally published April 27, 2020)
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
The Hawaiian Islands are home to unsurpassed natural beauty, and while there are some wonders that can only be seen via strenuous hiking trails, or even helicopter tours, there are others that simply require a vehicle – as well as a camera, some snacks, and a killer driving playlist. From Kauai to Hawaii Island, these 12 roads, highways, and byways are among the prettiest in all of Hawaii and are absolutely perfect for a scenic drive. So, what are you waiting for? The next time you start to experience a little island fever, hop in the car, and take one of our picks for the best scenic drives in Hawaii for yourself.
What is the most famous road in Hawaii? The Aloha State is home to several incredible scenic drives as evidenced above, but the most famous is easily the Road to Hana. This infamous 64.4-mile highway that stretches from Kahului to Hana is popular not for the destination - Hana Town - but for the incredible journey it takes to get there: namely its 620 curves and 59 bridges, most of which are just one-lane wide.
Where can I go on one tank of gas in Hawaii?
Anywhere you want, really! Even driving around the perimeter of Hawaii Island - the largest of the Hawaiian Islands - measures in at less than 300 miles total. Please note: it's smart to have a full tank of gas ready to go if you choose to drive to any of Hawaii's more remote destinations. You don't want to realize your tank is on empty when you're miles upon miles from the nearest gas station.