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Oahu Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2014

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For many visitors, Oahu is Hawaii. Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu – all those names we instantly associate with Hawaii are on Oahu. Away from the famous surf beaches lined with holiday resorts and high-rises, rugged volcanic peaks tower over pineapple plantations and landmarks from Polynesian legends cast their special magic.

Day 1: Tour US History

World War Two history is tangibly linked to Oahu and the events that took place at Pearl Harbor. Pay your respects to the crew who died aboard USS Arizona in December 1941 and step aboard USS Missouri to get an idea of shipboard life. Visit the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to see film footage from 1941, as well as moving artifacts recovered after the attack. The focus is on the aerial battlefield at the Pacific Aviation Museum, with its collection of rare vintage US and Japanese aircraft.

Day 2: Surfin' Safari

Feeling inspired by watching wannabe Kelly Slaters tame Oahu’s monstrous waves? Then why not grab the chance to learn to surf in Oahu? You can have a one-on-one lesson with your instructor, or join a small group of four students. The best beaches to practice your surfing moves are Waikiki, North Shore spots like Puena Point and Cockroach Bay on the east coast. And to see how whales surf the waves, sail around Oahu on a whale-watching cruise to spot humpbacks and dolphins hang ten.

Day 3: Hawaiian Landscapes

Discover Oahu’s rainforest heart, on a guided walk through Polynesian forests of rosy-red hibiscus flowers and golden honeycreepers. Don’t miss a stroll through the Valley of the Rainbows, to see the iridescent rainbow effect of sunlight reflected on water. The best place to stroll through fields of pineapples is the legendary Dole Plantation, with its cute tourist train and world’s largest maze. And if you’re an early riser, wake up before dawn to travel to Diamond Head Crater to see the sun rise over Waikiki.

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USS Missouri, Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 639 Reviews

Skip all the lines as you take a memorable Pearl Harbor tour with USS Missouri tickets and Arizona Memorial admission. This day tour takes you on a sobering ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.87

Honolulu Sightseeing Tour Including Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Experience top Honolulu attractions from an amazing vantage point on this double-decker bus tour from Waikiki. First, visit Pearl Harbor and the USS 'Arizona' ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.07

Oahu Shark Dive

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 156 Reviews

Book the Oahu Shark Dive to enjoy a thrilling encounter with sharks! Cruise from Oahu's beautiful North Shore to your viewing spot, where you'll observe the ...  Read more

Location: Haleiwa, Oahu
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.30

Oahu Submarine Scooter Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

Enjoy an exciting underwater adventure on Oahu! On this submarine scooter tour, cruise along Maunalua Bay past Diamond Head Crater and then dive under the ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.66

Swim with the Dolphins at Sea Life Park in Oahu

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Don’t miss a chance to swim with some of Hawaii’s most beautiful creatures and everyone’s favorite ocean mammal – dolphins! Experience a thrilling belly ride, ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: Varies

From USD $125.64

Diamond Head Crater Small Group Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 281 Reviews

Hike to the summit of Diamond Head Volcano for the most amazing views of Waikiki you'll ever see. Led by your expert hiking guide, this 2.5-hour small group ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.45

Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Enjoy a thrilling flight by open-door helicopter to see the very best of Oahu! With nothing to obstruct your view, you’ll soar over Oahu on a spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $209.52

Small-Group Polynesian Cultural Center, Dole Plantation and North Shore Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, Dole Plantation and North Shore of Oahu along with other attractions on this comprehensive day tour from Waikiki. You’ll ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $130.88

Oahu Atlantis Submarine Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

Dive below the surface of Hawaii's blue waters on an Atlantis Submarine Oahu tour! You'll have a unique chance to observe marine life up close without getting ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.40

Small-Group Oahu Eco-Tour Including Waimea Valley Hike and Hanauma Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

For a full appreciation for Oahu’s diverse, breathtaking scenery and most popular attractions, take this whole-island eco-tour, which lets you experience the ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.64

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