Hi - Thanks in advance for all your help! I'm planning a trip for my 7 family members. My parents,2 sets of husbands and wives, and my brother. We are not sure when we are going yet. Need to figure out how many days to go, but we won't be able to do more than like 6-8 days. Our priorities are the beaches, snorkeling, and the volcanoes. We aren't too keen on visiting Honolulu and learning about the Hawaiian culture (that'll have to be another trip). Heres my first pass at an itinerary.
Day 1: Travel day. Arrive around midnight.
Day 2: Wake up early to go see Pearl Harbor. Then the afternoon snorkeling in Hanauma Bay and seeing the blow hold. Dinner at Dukes
Day3: Wake up early to go to the north shore. Possibly Waiki beach. Then catch the afternoon flight to Maui.
Day 4: Drive to Hana/Hana Highway. Visiting the Oheo and the 7 secret pools. Attending a Luau in the evening.
Day 5: Day trip to the Big Island:
Wake up and catch the 9 am flight to Hilo to arrive by 10 am.
Drive to The hour to the black Sand Beach. Only spend about 30 minutes here
Drive the 30 mins to Volcano park, spend the majority of the day here.
Drive back to the airport to catch the 8 pm flight back to Maui.
*Disclaimer: I know the BI is beautiful and theres so much more to see, but we really want to see just the Volcanoes this trip and spend the majority of our time on Maui.
Day 6: Beach/lounge around Maui.
Day 7: Beach/Lounge around Maui. Maybe check out hookipa park to see the wind surfers. Or check out the halekala national park.
Day 8: Travel home.
My main questions is, I know this is packed, but is it doable? Am I forgetting anything?
Also, what's the best advice on airports? SHould we fly in and out of Honolulu to save on money? Or into Honolulu and our from Maui? Any and all advice is much appreciated. Thanks!