In anticipation of your trip to Hawaii, here are some ideas to visit Hawaii and not miss out on the best.
Travel Planning in Hawaii
The island of Oahu
The island of Oahu deserves at least 5 or 6 days. This may be the only one where you can (eventually) go from car hire. On your journey: surfing in Waikiki Beach or Haleiwa for purists, dream beaches but a lot of people depending on the season. Pearl Harbor is not a must in our opinion, Diamond Head – At the end of Waikiki – for a nice hike, Kualoa Ranch and the Dole plantation, Waimanalo Bay for the experience of paradise on Earth. Honolulu, if you have time. Some hotels are very affordable and located in strategic locations – examples: Royal Grove or Coconut Plaza.
The island of Kauai
You may not be able to tour all the islands, it is better to choose. Our coup de Coeur: Kauai. But if you are not particularly athletic, you may not like it. Trekking and hiking or helicopter excursion: You can only walk to several places in Kauai, such as the superb Napali Coast.
It is here in Kauai, that you will see the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, the Waimea Canyonmais also the only navigable rivers of the whole Hawaiian archipelago, like the famous River Wailua. Also on this island, Poipu Beach Park, elected no more or less the best beach in the United States, as well as the Falls of Opaekaa, falls which are not the most impressive even if they still offer a superb spectacle, but they have the advantage of Remain the most accessible of all.
On Big Island on the other hand, you will not miss the magic Falls of Akaka Falls and you will see the lava pouring into the ocean, perhaps making a little excursion by boat, preferably in the evening for even more emotions!
The island of Maui
As for the island of Maui, it offers you the visit of Haleakala, the National park located in the southeast where you will see among other things the famous red volcano asleep. And again in Maui: Hookipa Beach Park, the sublime Makena Beach and small historic towns where many local artists live such as Lahaina or Makawao.