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16 night's including travel

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16 night's including travel

First trip to Hawaii.

Thinking of Maui and Kauai.

Or should we try three islands?

Suggestions ideas help advice appreciated.

Traveling Sept 2012 ?

May be March which is better month?

Thank You

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1. Re: 16 night's including travel

I would stick to two as there is more than enough to keep occupied with for 8 days on each. If adding a 3rd, perhaps just a couple of days on Oahu (start there, then head to Kauai, Maui, and fly home from Maui.)

We've been in April/May on our 3 visits to HI ... but from my research, September will have warmer air and water temps. March will still be whale season.

p.s. this site provides good info on monthly weather in HI: http://www.hawaiiweathertoday.com/faq/ (Click on 'Trip Planning Weather' in the first line).

Edited: 20 July 2011, 20:31
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2. Re: 16 night's including travel

It also depends on when you want to get away from your bad weather.

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3. Re: 16 night's including travel

I would go in March for whale season on Maui.

And I would stick to two islands - unless you are flying in or out of Oahu. Then I would take at least five nights there.

Pick up a copy of Hawaii for Dummies (forgive the title) and a good map of the Hawaiian Islands. www.gohawaii.com may be helpful.

Understand 1) you will need a car and you should reserve on in advance (3 or 4 months) and 2) island hopping takes at least 1/2 day.

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4. Re: 16 night's including travel

2 Islands tops.

March..to escape the NYC weather & to see the Fabulous Humpback whales!

Maui & Kauai sound like a plan. Try to fly into one and out of the other to save on Inter-island fees and time. It all adds up.

If the choice is Kauai in Sept ..stay North shore, if March...south in Poipu.

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