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Hello folks. There will be 4 of us traveling from KC, MO to Oahu from 11/11-11/20/14. We are looking at getting a package of flight and hotel. Any suggestions on where to stay. Our main attraction we want to see if Pearl Harbor. We even thought of staying in Maui. If we do that, how do we see Pearl Harbor. This will be a first time visit for all of us. Any help, suggestions would be appreciated. Looking at about spending $3,000-3,500 per couple for flight and hotel. Thanks

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Welcome to TripAdvisor, Gimpi ...

It looks like you have 9 nights. If you are flying in and out of Honolulu anyway (and most flights do) ... why not spend your first 5 nights on Maui and your last 4 on Oahu. Granted, you could easily spend your entire trip on either one of these Islands, but this is one way to get a solid experience on each.

<<Any suggestions on where to stay. Our main attraction we want to see is Pearl Harbor. We even thought of staying in Maui. If we do that, how do we see Pearl Harbor. >> Some people fly for the day from Maui to Oahu for Pearl Harbor. It's an expensive and very short day. Because of your length of stay - you can spend some nights on Oahu.

<<Looking at about spending $3,000-3,500 per couple for flight and hotel.>> Sorry, but this doesn't help us much. We generally ask that you give us your nightly accommodations budget ... so you would need to extract the cost of your flight from the figures you gave us. And you will need a car on Maui for sure ... and at least part of the time on Oahu if you want to get out of the City of Honolulu and see the (gorgeous) Island.

Most of us book airfare and hotel separately - ourselves. If you do look at packages, pay careful attention to the timing of the flights so they don't have you zig-zagging around the country. Also - run your nightly accommodations options by us! Packages can really stick you in some crummy places. For packages, I would look at Pleasant Holiday/AAA and Costco.

You are avoiding Thanksgiving Week ... which is very, very smart. I will be in Hawaii when you are. We are both very smart! :o)

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We have visited Oahu many, many times over the years. A half dozen of those times we looked at package "deals". Never ever made sense when we looked at airfare and lodging booked for ourselves.

And we are big Hawaiian Airlines and Costco fans. - But the numbers just did not make sense.

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We will be there when you are also. Nov 6-17. We looked at packages too and soon realized booking separately was a much better bargain. We booked air through Hawaiian, made our departure point flexible and found a better deal flying out of a smaller airport. We don't really care for long term hotels so, we rented a condo through VRBO (vacation rental by owner). We do this a one or two times a year. We like renting from owners because this is their vacation home too. They are usually very nice. We've reserved a car through discount hawaii car rental. They are the best deal going. Do your research and you can get much more for your money. It just takes a little time.

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If you decide to stay on Maui, you could fly thru Honolulu and stay 1-2 days at the beginning or end of your trip to be able to see Pearl Harbor.

But 9 days isn't all that long... to just spend it all on Oahu. Maybe split between Waikiki and the North Shore.

suze

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Aloha,

Be sure to check the components of the package separately to ensure it actually saves you money.

For flights, you might want to consider connecting to a wide-body nonstop at ORD, DFW, or IAH. (DEN or ATL would work also.)

Welcome to TripAdvisor and the Hawaii Forums.

Aloha

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