5 days in Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights


Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

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 Honolulu Museum of Art, Waikiki Aquarium and Nocturnal Adventures Hawaii. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online attractions planner.

San Jose to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Jose to Honolulu. In October, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than San Jose - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.