My husband and I are planning a two week vacation in Hawaii for our five year anniversary. It would be for late June / early July of this year. We are first timers to Hawaii and in our early 30s. We would definitely like to check out Waikiki and Oahu for a few days, but are torn between doing Maui or the Big Island thereafter. Maui seems more romantic, but the Big Island seems to have more to do and see (active volcano, etc). Previously our vacations have always centered on trips to places with a lot of sightseeing and history, as we're both history buffs... obviously we're not planning on getting too much of that in Hawaii!
Any advice on what would be best? Perhaps doing all three islands (Oahu, Maui & the Big Island)? Or is that too much for 2 weeks? It would work out to just under 4 days per island when you consider days lost to travel. Would one week in Oahu and one week in Maui be the most we should squeeze in?
Also, in Maui, would it be better to stay in one location all week, or move around the island, from West Maui to South Maui and possibly a couple of days in Hana?
Thanks so much for your advice, I want this to be a trip of a lifetime!