8 days in Oahu Itinerary

8 days in Oahu Itinerary

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Drive to Daniel K Inouye International Airport, Fly to Washington


Honolulu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Washington to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Waianae.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Waianae — 1 night

Waianae is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makaha Beach Park and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Getting from Honolulu to Waianae by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in April; daily highs in Waianae reach 78°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kailua.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Kailua — 3 nights

Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Temples, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park.

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Traveling by car from Waianae to Kailua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Waianae in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Kailua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Oahu travel guide

Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.