Hawaii Trip: 9 Day Itinerary

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sunset at the Resort

1Airplane RecoveryBuffet breakfast with complimentary mimosas. Rent a beach-front cabana all day, and drink your weight in fruity beverages. Borrow snorkel gear or just float about. Go to Wakoloa Village for an affordable dinner.
2Hilo-side, Hawai'i IslandAkatsuka Orchid Gardens on the way to Volcanoes National Park - lava tube, desolation trail, petroglyphs, craters, real live lava!!!
3Waikiki, O'ahuFly to O'ahu in the early afternoon, then hike up Diamond Head State Monument. Hit the beach bars at night and enjoy the live music and hula.
4Pearl Harbor, O'ahuVisit the historical USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri, and the Aviation Museum. Catch a ride back to the airport in a weird taxi with a driver that plays the guitar at red lights and hands you a mini-Bible on your way out the door. Tasty Thai food in Hilo.
5Bumming Around the HotelSpend time reading by the pool. Have lunch on the resort grounds. Attend the hotel's luau that night (Saturday).
6Shopping & MacadamiasSouvenir shopping south in Kona at Ali'i Drive, then go on a hunt for a macadamia and coffee farm even further south. Have a nice dinner at the hotel restaurant.
7Local BeachHead to Holoholokai Beach, realize it is rocky but hang out for a bit anyways. Spend the rest of the day bumming around the hotel playing ukelele or whatever.
8Snorkel & Hapuna BeachTake a SeaQuest 4 hour snorkel boat tour in the morning. Grab lunch at the Hawaii Grille, then head back to the resort for an afternoon visit to Hapuna Beach.
9DeparturePaddleboard & snorkel at the hotel's beach, visit Costco, and get the heck outta dodge.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Diamond Head State Monument
Palm Tree
USS Missouri - Rainbow & USS Arizona Memorial
Brown's Beach Restaurant
Kona Coffee Plants
Snorkeling Kealakekua Bay

9 Day Hawaii Trip
- Big Island, Hilo-side
- O'ahu, Waikiki & Diamond Head State Monument
- O'ahu, Pearl Harbor
- Big Island, Kona-side
- Big Island, Around the Fairmont Orchid
- Big Island, Itinerary, 9 days


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