CLAIRE’S TRIP

TO HAWAII

14 NIGHTS/7 STOPS 

Discover this volcanic archipelago where colorful tropical foliage is plentiful amongst the waterfalls, cliffs and beaches.

Mum of 3 lovely kids, Amaury, Manon and Maël, aged 10, 9 and 6. Claire lives in New York, but is originally from France. She likes spontaneity in her travel plans & loves staying in original lodgings. Climbing, hiking & fun activities for the kids are key ingredients for a successful holiday.
My husband and our 3 kids immersed ourselves in the paradisiac islands of Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Bid Island. Activities are limitless throughout these islands and include volcano trekking, diving tours, snorkeling, hiking, and admiring sea wildlife…all in a non-touristy environment! We prioritized spending time in nature and staying outside during this trip, especially the volcanoes, crescents and tropical rainforests.
NEW YORK – HONOLULU
KONA-NEW TORK
12 hours
$1000

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT & BUS
200 km in 15 days – 3 flights
3h30 hours on the road & 3 hours in the air
5 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL  = $ 3425 /pp for 14 nights
$ 1850 / pp for 13 nights all included
$1000 /pp intl flight – $485 /pp domestic flights

$150 /pp car rental
CRUISE ALONG THE GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS
Hana road, waterfalls, and trails
 Snorkeling with turtles in Molokini Crater
 Evening star-gazing through telescope at Mauna Kea Summit Volcano
 
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Lodging and activities
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
O'ahu Island: Honolulu
Diamond Head state monument
Hotel on Waikiki beach
Pearl Harbor
1GrnCircleAIRPORT O’AHU ISLAND TO HONOLULU 

 
 
15 km / 20 min
Honolulu - Waikiki Beach

HONOLULU (O’AHU) TO
POIPU BEACH ( KAUAI)

 + 

40 min flight+ 25 km / 25 min
Poipu Beach

POIPU BEACH TO
HANALEi BAY (KAUAI)


73 km / 1h15
Hanalei Bay

HANALEI-LIHUE (KAUAI) TO
MAKUNA BEACH (MAUI)
 
+ 

30 km/30 min + 45 min flight
Makuna beach

MAKUNA BEACH(MAUI) TO
LAHAINA (MAUI)
 

50 km / 50 min 
Lahaina

LAHAINIA (MAUI) TO
VOLCANO PARK (BIG ISLAND)
 
+

35 min flight + 150 km /2h15
Big Island - Captain Hook

VOLCANO PARK (BIG ISLAND)
TO WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
 

150 km / 1h50
Waikoloa beach

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The weather can be very changing. It can be sunny on one side of the island and foggy and rainy on the other side. It is good to have a flexible program in order to be able to change your lan in last minute in function of the weather.
  • Prepare or buy food in advance when going to Volcano Park because there is nothing on hand or in the area
  • Bring warm clothing for evening sky gazing at Mauna Kea Summit Volcano
  • One day in Honolulu is sufficient. It’s very touristy, the main and the only attraction is Pearl Harbor.
  • We booked all our hotels in last minute therefore we stayed several times in big american style resort. Our days were so full of activities that it was nice for the kids to get back to a certain confort with nice swimming pools.