My husband and I are planning a trip to Hawaii this April (I know, we're a bit late...). We will be travelling from Sydney, and will be there for a total of 28 nights. We will be travelling with our 2 kids (aged 5 months and 23 months), and we would like both to relax on the beach and to see something interesting like the Volcanoes Park, villages, do some trekking, etc. We are planning to visit 4 islands, flying from one island to the other (kids shouldn't pay the flights apart from taxes because they're under 2 years, correct?). We were planning to divide the trip as follows:
- flying from Sydney to Honolulu then immediately to Big Island
- 9 nights on Big Island (in 2 different places on the island);
- 6 nights on Maui
- 6 nights on Kauai
- 7 nights in Honolulu
What do you think, should we give more or less time to each island?
Also, ideally we would like to rent an apartment on each island except for one, where we would like to stay in a resort to relax a bit more (we can't afford a resort on all 4 islands...). It feels to me that Maui is a bit more expensive than the other islands, so it would be apartment there, and probably resort on Kauai. What do you think?