Recently we had been on a wonderful 8 days trip to the Aloha state. Hawaii is one of those unique places on Earth where there’s something to see or do in every corner. Hawaii is mostly known for its world class beaches and the only place on earth to get up and close with a live volcano, not to forget the welcoming people and hula. But a little less known fact is there’s 11 different climatic zones across the islands, yes 11 so u have sunny beaches and snow covered mountains to desert terrains to lush rain forests and yes volcanoes.

8 days is not enough to cover the islands, so we just opted to cove most of Oahu and the Big Island. We spent 3 days on Oahu and 5 days on the Big Island. Here’s an overview of the trip, I’ll get into the details in successive posts.

    • Day 1: Oahu – Mokulea Islands, Pali lookout, Kailua/Lanikai Beach, Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve Park and Waikki.
    • Day 2: Oahu – Sunrise at Makappu Point/Lighthouse, Pearl Harbour, Kualoa Ranch.
    • Day 3: Big Island – Volcanoes National Park.
    • Day 4: Big Island – Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Mauna Kea.
    • Day 5: Big Island – Scenic Drive along Hamakua Coast, Akaka Falls, Waipio Valley, Hapuna Beach, Kona
    • Day 6: Big Island – Kona, south & north Kohala Coast, Pololu Valley Lookout.
    • Day 7: Big Island – Drive along Kona coast to the southern most point and back to Hilo.
    • Day 8: Oahu – Drive through East and North Oahu, Haleiwa, Sunset Beach Park, Dole Plantation and airport

There’s just so much to see in Hawaii that it’s impossible to cover in a single trip. On the way back we were already planning our next trip.