Hawaiian self drive Island Hop

13 nights from £2,495.

Self drive Hawaiian tailor made holiday to Oahu, Kauai, Big Island and Maui.  

International and internal flights, 13-night accommodation and car hire included.

Once in a life time holiday to mystic Hawaii, visiting all four islands on this intrepid holiday tailor made for you to drive and discover the most iconic corners at your leisure. 

USA Hawaii self drive holidays 2016 & 2017.

EDINBURGH, MANCHESTER, BIRMINGHAM DEPARTURES AVAILABLE WITH ALTERNATIVE AIRLINES.

 

 

Flight supplements apply during Easter 2017.

Contact us on sales@allabouttailormadetravel.com or call 0208 469 0516 for a quotation.

Price includes:

FLIGHTS.

  • London Heathrow to Los Angeles ( 11 hours ) with a 2-hour stop over in Los Angeles followed by a 6-hour flight to Oahu Island. Virgin Atlantic/Delta.
    Hawaiian Airlines

    Hawaiian Airlines


  • Direct flight Oahu – Kauai (37 minute flight duration), Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Scheduled flight Kauai – Big Island via Oahu Island (+/- 2 hour flight duration including connecting time), Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Direct flight Big Island – Maui (33 minute flight duration), Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Return flight Maui – London, Hawaiian / Virgin Atlantic (flight duration depending on time of year).

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ACCOMMODATION.

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Aloha Hawaii!

CAR RENTAL.

  • Economy compact car included in each Hawaiian Island as per itinerary description.
  • All cars include basic LDW (Loss Damage Waiver) insurance and daily tax. Rental does not include petrol, additional insurance or airport concession fees.

SHUTTLE TRANSFERS.

  • Shuttle return transfers Honolulu airport – Waikiki Beach hotel.
  • Shuttle return transfers Lihue airport – Kauai hotel.
  • Shuttle return transfer Kona airport – Big Island hotel.

 

Oahu, Kauai, Big Island, Maui – Hawaii Island Map.



 

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED.

  •  Full ATOL protection/ATOL certificate.

Price excludes: 

  • Travel insurance.
  • SatNav.

HAWAII TOURISM BOARD PROMOTIONAL VIDEO.

 

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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SELF DRIVE ITINERARY DESCRIPTION.

Day 1. Arrival at Honolulu, Oahu Island.

Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii.

Welcome to Hawaii!

Welcome to Hawaii!

After a long flight from the U.K. you will be met at Honolulu International Airport by our local representatives  that will greet you with a traditional flower lei and assist you with your luggage before your private transfer to your chosen hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure to recover from your jet lag and discover the vibrant city of Waikiki.

Overnight accommodation in a city view room on room only basis at Ramada Plaza Waikiki, Oahu Island, Hawaii.

Day 2. Discover Oahu Island.

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, Oahu Island

Full day free at leisure. Beach relaxation at Waikiki Beach!

Overnight accommodation in a city view room on room only basis at Ramada Plaza Waikiki, Oahu Island, Hawaii.

Day 3. Island of Oahu.

Collect your hire car in the morning.

Discover the beauty of this exotic Hawaiian island at your leisure.

Drive approximately one hour along the East Coast to Kualoa Ranch. This is the place where all Jurassic Park movies have been filmed, as well as the popular TV series of LOST, Hunger Games, Pearl Harbour, 50 First Dates and many more big Hollywood productions.

At Kualoa Ranch you can spend half day at their exclusive private beach at Secret Island, or go horse riding through the Valley, do an ATV tour, a movie guided tour plus several other activities.

Hawaiian dancers Polynesian Cultural Centre Oahu Island

Polynesian Cultural Centre, Oahu Island

Just half an hour North of Kualoa Ranch you will find the Polynesian Cultural Centre, a place where you will learn all about the Hawaiian Culture. You will be able to see live tribal music performances, participate in local games and more. It is great fun!

Overnight accommodation in a city view room on room only basis at Ramada Plaza Waikiki, Oahu Island, Hawaii.

Day 4. Oahu.

Today, drive through the northern part of the island and visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Oahu.

Pali Highwaythe Kamehameha Highway or Diamond Head to Makapuʻu Point are some of the most popular scenic drives. 

Return the hire car in the afternoon before 5pm.

Overnight accommodation in a city view room on room only basis at Ramada Plaza Waikiki, Oahu Island, Hawaii.

Day 5. Oahu to Kauai, The Garden Isle.

Shuttle transfer from your hotel in Waikiki Beach to Honolulu airport.

Morning short flight with Hawaiian Airlines to Kauai (+/- 37 minute flight duration).

Shuttle transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel beach. 

Please note across the road from the hotel you will find a shopping centre and several local restaurants.

The beach by the hotel is lovely with a bicycle path that connects your local beach with other great nearby beaches.

Overnight accommodation in a standard garden view room on room only basis at Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach, Kauai Island, Hawaii. 

Day 6. Island of Kauai.

Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii

Waimea Canyon, Kauai Island

Drive and explore the Southern part of the island towards Waimea Canyon – known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, and check Wailua River and Fern Grotto. It’s a great idea to visit the Canyon in the morning to fully appreciate the different colours and shades over the magic landscapes.

In the afternoon, take a sunset cruise along the Na Pali Coast State Park, one of the most stunning Coasts in the World. Again, seeing the sun setting at Na Pali Coast is something that will stay with you forever. Many water falls fall straight from the mountains onto the sea. Your catamaran will go so close to them that you will surely get very wet!

Napali Coast Kauai

Catamaran trip along Na Pali Coast, Kauai

November to April is the whale season in Hawaii so whales breaching is definitely a common site in these magical waters. During your sunset catamaran you will also have the opportunity to snorkel. Watch out for the beautiful dolphins!

Many guests prefer a helicopter flight over the Na Pali Coast as an alternative to the sunset catamaran. We recommend the sailing though and perhaps do the helicopter flight a few days later while visiting Big Island.

Overnight accommodation in a standard garden view room on room only basis at Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach, Kauai Island, Hawaii. 

Day 7. Kauai.

HAnalei Bay Kauai Hawaii beach

Hanalei Bay Kauai Hawaii beach

A third day at bohemian Kauai Island. Drive along discovering iconic spots like Hanalei Bay, film set for the movie The Descendants. Return hire car at your hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight accommodation in a standard garden view room on room only basis at Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach, Kauai Island, Hawaii. 

Day 8. Kauai to Hawaii, The Big Island.

Shuttle transfer back to Lihue airport for your afternoon short flight to Hawaii´s Big Island. You will be landing at Kona International Airport.

Flights from Kauai Island to Big Island are via Oahu ( total duration +/- 1 hour 45 minutes including connecting waiting time ).

On arrival at Kona airport, shuttle transfer to your chosen hotel.

Relax in the afternoon at your chosen hotel.

Overnight accommodation in a standard room on room only basis at Sheraton Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay, Big Island.

Day 9. Island of Hawaii – Kona Side.

 

Snorkeling Manta Rays Kona Beach Big Island Hawaii

Snorkeling Manta Rays Kona Beach Big Island Hawaii

There are so many scenic spots to explore in Big Island that it is difficult to select the best ones!

We suggest a drive towards the southern part of Big Island, following the route to Hilo and self discovering the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

You will be driving through many coffee and macadamia nut farms along the way. Eruption sites will be just under a mile away from this scenic volcanic driving route.

Continue your journey driving along the Hamakua coastline along the northern part of Big Island.

En route, stop at Waimea and take the road to Kailua-Kona. This part of Big Island is one of the best scenic driving routes of the island.

Overnight accommodation in a standard room on room only basis at Sheraton Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay, Big Island.

 

Day 10. Island of Hawaii – Kona Side.

Volcano National Park Big Island helicopter tour

Volcano National Park Big Island helicopter tour

Drive towards Kailua town. Kailua is a very pretty historic seaside town and the place where King Kamehameha lived his final years.

We highly recommend a two hour helicopter flight over Big Island’s Volcano National Park and Coastline, an impressive experience that surely will be the highlight of your trip.

Return your hire car in the afternoon at your hotel.

In the evening, try snorkeling at the volcanic Kona Coast with Manta Rays. These wonderful creatures are attracted to the light so they will swim really close to you making your experience truly mesmerising.

Overnight accommodation in a standard room on room only basis at Sheraton Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay, Big Island.

Day 11. Hawaii to Maui, The Valley Isle.

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Smile! You are in Maui, the island of LOVE!

Shuttle transfer back to Kona airport.

Short flight to the romantic island of Maui ( +/- 35 minute direct flight duration).

On arrival, shuttle transfer to your hotel in Maui. 

Rest of the day at leisure to relax by the beach and enjoy a romantic sunset.

Overnight accommodation in a standard room on room only basis at Kaanapali Ocean Inn – Maui Island.

Day 12. Island of Maui.

Molokini Island off Maui Coast Hawaii

Molokini Island off Maui Coast Hawaii

After breakfast, collect your hire car at your hotel. You may start exploring this amazing island. There are many different scenic driving routes with several secluded beaches and beautiful scenery to self discover. You may wish to drive to the top of Mt. Haleakala, a Volcano that forms the eastern side of the island of Maui with 3,000 meters of altitude.

Sunset dinner cruise is also very popular, cruises leave from the town of Lahaina

Whale watching season in Maui runs from January to April, which are their winter months, although the weather is always warm and pleasant all year around. 

Drive from Mt. Haleakala to Hana, this is another popular driving route.

Overnight accommodation in a standard room on room only basis at Kaanapali Ocean Inn – Maui Island.

Day 13. Island of Maui.

Overnight accommodation in a standard room on room only basis at Kaanapali Ocean Inn – Maui Island.

Day 14. Departure Day.

Relax on your last day by an exotic Hawaiian beach before returning your hire car at the airport for your return flight home.

Additional information.

Price is based on two people travelling together. 

Flights from the U.K. to Hawaii normally leave early in the morning, arriving in Hawaii in the early evening hours, local time. Please don´t forget Hawaii is ten hours behind our time zone so your first day will feel very long, it will be a 34-hour long day.

Flight route is usually via Los Angeles or San Francisco (11 hour flight) followed by a second flight from California direct to one of the Hawaiian Islands (second flight duration is just over five hours). Connecting times are generally speaking, very good. We recommend United Airlines, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic as your best flight options from the U.K. to Hawaii.

For your return flight from Hawaii back to U.K. we highly recommend, if time allows, to stop over at either Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York or Las Vegas for a few days.

The beauty of tailor-made is that we can add or reduce the final number of nights, select a different room type or hotel, a completely different self-drive option or even add another stop over to make your dream holiday come true.

Our personal recommendation on this Hawaii self drive holiday…

A holiday of a lifetime without a question! Hawaii is a day away from UK so it is well worth it to visit more than just one island! We have combined a 4-island visit on this self-drive tailor made holiday. Each island is unique and different from each other. It is really difficult to pick one in particular but a helicopter flight over Big Island’s Volcano National Park and a Catamaran trip along Na Pali Coast in Kauai is something spectacular one cannot miss!

Anything is possible – just ask us.

USA entry requirements: passports must be electronic passports. You must have your ESTA USA entry visa confirmed before your trip.

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