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2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

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2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

We are travelling from Australia in January with our 18month old baby. We have no idea where to go and what to see as there seems so much. Could anyone help us out with ideas? We want to see pearl harbour, museums etc, go to the beach, a little bit of shopping and see the volcanoes. I know this is very vague but we are really open to suggestions. We would like to have two base points for accommodation as moving around with a baby is pretty full on. Also can you suggest areas to stay and where definitely not to stay? Thanks, really appreciative of your time.

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1. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

I would suggest 1 week Oahu, 1 week Maui.

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2. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

I agree with PP. 1 week Oahu, one week Maui.

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3. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

Will you rent a car? That is really essential for Maui - you can use public transport for Oahu, though seeing the rest of the island with a car would be helpful. :)

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4. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

If you're talking about Volcanoes National Park, and the active Kilauea volcano, that's on the Big Island of Hawaii, but due to air quality and general safety concerns, is not at all recommended when traveling with a child that age.

Oahu and Maui are good choices with a young family.

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5. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

Gosh, we are all agreed: Oahu + Maui. Make a 'sandwich', with Maui in the middle, or just trek through HNL on arrival and go on to Maui. You'll want to shop in Honolulu, and you'll probably have an early flight home that would put you in Honolulu at least the night prior to departure. I'd do a hotel in Honolulu and a condo for at least a week on Maui -- IF you can still find one! You'll want to reserve a rental car immediately for pickup at OGG. Stay south of Kahana on Maui for better weather.

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6. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

That's awesome, everyone seems to agree on the same two destinations. Is there any areas in Honolulu that you would recommend staying? There seems to be quite a bit of accommodation around the yacht club, is that quite central to beach, restaurants, attractions etc? All info very appreciated. Thanks

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7. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

That's awesome, everyone seems to agree on the same two destinations. Is there any areas in Honolulu that you would recommend staying? There seems to be quite a bit of accommodation around the yacht club, is that quite central to beach, restaurants, attractions etc? All info very appreciated. Thanks

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8. Re: 2 weeks in Hawaii January - Where should we go?

Thanks for your reply.. We were going to rent a car in Maui, any suggestions on car rental places? Are the local car rentals reasonable and reliable cars?

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