5 days in Oahu Itinerary

5 days in Oahu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oahu tour planner
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— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Honolulu — 2 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail are in your itinerary. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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San Diego to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in August, with highs in Honolulu at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Laie.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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. On the 25th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Waimea Valley, explore the activities along Waimea Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Cove.

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Getting from Honolulu to Laie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in August, with highs in Laie at 83°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.