I have planned a trip to Hawaii for 14 nights in March/April of 2015. I know this is well in advance, but this is my wife's dream vacation and I want to do it right as this will push our budget a bit as I am hiding a "Hawaii fund" behind the scenes. Here is my proposed schedule, please feel free to share your wisdom and expertise!! Thanks to all of you, I have found this forum filled with great people!!
Day 1 - Travel day from Minneapolis to Oahu, Pick up rental car & Check into VRBO condo in Kailua.
Day 2 - Nothing planned but picking up some groceries, maybe lunch at Crepes
Day 3 - Kailua Beach, Buzz's steakhouse for dinner
Day 4 - Pearl Harbor and the Historic Parks
Day 5 - Lanikai Beach
Day 6 - Tourist Day of Driving the East and North Shores of Oahu. Stops include: Pali Lookout, Diamond Head Crater, Sandy Beach Park, Valley of the Temples, Gionvanni's Shrimp Truck, Sunset Beach, Haleiwa
Day 7 - Another Beach somewhere or maybe Kailua or Lanikai again? (We are within walking distance
Day 8 - Fly to Maui for 7 more nights!!
Thoughts or suggestions? We are both around 40 and we are leaving the four kids home. My wife loves the beach and could spend hours there. Me, not so much but I am dedicates to making this her trip......I think she will get this for Christmas. I am leaning toward getting airline tickets with an Alaskan Visa to get the $99 companion fee.
Any of your wisdom would be appreciated!! Thanks so much for the frozen tundra of Minnesota!