I'm looking for feedback if I'm on the right page for a general outline of a 2 1/2 week trip to Hawaii at the beginning of November. I don't need to nail down specific days quite yet, but I'm trying to fly and stay on miles & points and I need to get the general outline of flying in, hotels, inter-island flights, and flying out so I can book these ASAP. I laid out my whole itinerary in the general forum and got some good feedback, but one recommendation was to post the specific pieces in the different island forums. Please note when you look at this below: I was told I didn't have enough time in the Big Island and to take a day out of Oahu & Kuaui, so I've robbed Peter to pay Paul! Don't blame me!
Day 1: Arrive Honolulu. Rent car, check into hotel in Waikiki area, head to Waikiki Beach.
Day 2: Pearl Harbor/Chinatown/Honolulu sights (e.g. select from Academy of Arts, Contemporary Museum, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace)
Day 3: Hanauma Bay snorkeling or snorkel boat ride/Diamond Head Hike
Day 4: Hiking OR North Shore surf beaches (to watch, not to surf!) or both
Day 5: Fly to Kauai.
(The rest of the trip is 5 days in Kauai, and 7 or 8 days on the Big Island. We're going for more beauty/outdoor/nature things rather than city things.) I'd welcome any feedback. Thanks.