11 days in Oahu Itinerary

11 days in Oahu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oahu holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Laie
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Honolulu
— 8 nights
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Laie

— 2 nights
Laie is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Waimea Bay, then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and then don't miss a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Waimea Valley, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Laie vacation builder.

Phoenix to Laie is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: highs in Laie hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Honolulu.

Things to do in Laie

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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Honolulu

— 8 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.
When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately Kailua away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, and trek along Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online travel planner.

Drive from Laie to Honolulu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Laie in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 71°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

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Oahu travel guide

4.3
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.