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Old 04-21-2012, 01:30 AM
 
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I currently living in Alaska. I am heading down to Arizona and I thought that I would take a detour and visit Hawaii on the way down. My plan is to put my car on a barge in Anchorage, fly out the next day to Hawaii. Spend 7-10 days in Hawaii and then fly onto Arizona. By the time I get to Arizona, my car should be almost there. Plus the money that I would need to spend on a rental car in Arizona for 2 wks, I can spend on a trip to Hawaii.

I have visit Hawaii several times and always had a great time. First time was to Oahu and Big Island. Second time was Big Island and Kauai. I haven't been to Hawaii in over 10 years. I just recently got over the fear of flying.

Now, I am at a lost on which island to do. I would like to go back to Oahu since I missed some things there and I won't need a car for the whole week. Is there enough things to do on Oahu for a week? I want to see Pearl Harbor, Pineapple plantation, Polynesean Cultural Center, Diamond Head, Bishop museum, snorkeling and possibly horseback riding. Then fly to either Maui or the Big Island for a couple days.

Right now, I got a deal for airfare and hotel from Anchorage to Oahu and Oahu to Portland for about $1000 for 1 person. Maui or Big Island would add about 400-500 extra. I am debating if I should just visit one island or go to 2.

Thanks for any help. Does anyone know of reasonable priced and safe hotels in Oahu, Maui or Big Island.

Thanks
Jennifer
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Kailua
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Is there enough things to do on Oahu for a week?

Thanks for any help. Does anyone know of reasonable priced and safe hotels in Oahu, Maui or Big Island.

Thanks
Jennifer
Yes, plenty to do in Oahu for 1 week.

What is your budget for a reasonable priced hotel?
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:45 AM
 
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I am looking at about $75-85 night.

thanks
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Kailua
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I am looking at about $75-85 night.

thanks
I think you'll need to stay at a hostel at that rate in Oahu.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:50 AM
 
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Portland OR / Honolulu HI
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Plenty on Oahu to do for a week. Heck, plenty to do for a month for that matter.

Don't forget to visit the Iolani Palace if you haven't already. It's well worth it. There are guided tours or self-guided tours. You can even walk there from Waikiki so no car needed.

Regarding a hotel, I normally recommend Waikiki Hawaii (HI) Condo Rentals | Vacation | Beach | Luxury

You can rent a privately owned city-view, fully remodeled condo for $99/night (plus a cleaning fee). Ocean view units start a little higher than that. But the building and the units are probably the best value in Waikiki in my opinion.

Downside is that they don't have many rooms at the $99 rate so availability is limited. Also, while I personally like the location (right next to Hilton Hawaiian Village) it is a little distance to the main strip of Waikiki shopping/stores.
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