12 days in Oahu Itinerary

12 days in Oahu Itinerary

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Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Honolulu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kahuku
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Haleiwa
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Houston

6
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pearl Harbor Tours, Battleship Missouri Memorial and Scuba & Snorkeling. Kids will appreciate attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Waikiki Aquarium, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu online travel planner.

Houston to Honolulu is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Houston in April since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kahuku.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

3
nights
Kahuku

Kahuku ©
Kahuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu, County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haleiwa Beach Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ehukai Beach Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kahuku trip website.

You can drive from Honolulu to Kahuku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Honolulu in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kahuku: highs are around 78°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Kahuku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Ehukai Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay
Ehukai Beach Park ©
Ehukai Beach Park

2
nights
Haleiwa

Haleiwa ©
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. You've now added Hawaii Shark Encounters to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sharks Cove, then don't miss a visit to North Shore, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and finally catch all the local highlights with Hawaii Shark Encounters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): walk around Haleiwa Beach Park, explore the activities along Waimea Bay, then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Haleiwa trip itinerary site.

Haleiwa is just a short distance from Kahuku. In May, daily temperatures in Haleiwa can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, North Shore
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay
Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument ©
Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument

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