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The Hawaiian Islands | Tropical Adventures on Oahu and Kauai

Sample Itinerary


Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai

Trip Duration

7 nights / 8 days

From Oahu's legendary surfing, captivating beauty, world-class shopping and remarkable history to Kauai's emerald valleys, lush tropical splendor and invigorating adventures, celebrate the beauty, culture and spirit of The Hawaiian Islands for an authentic island experience.

Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.


Day 1: Mainland USA / Oahu |

Board your flight bound for the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. With flight time just five and a half hours from the West Coast to Honolulu, your exciting Polynesian getaway awaits. Upon arrival, secure your pre-registered sport utility vehicle, then head to Turtle Bay Resort where you will spend three nights in an ocean beachfront cottage. Exotic and refined with towering 15-foot ceilings, immerse in spacious modern luxury with spectacular ocean views, Brazilian walnut floors and a furnished covered lanai. A haven for adventure seekers on Oahu's fabled North Shore, this stylish resort celebrates Hawaiian culture and classic hospitality with fresh and saltwater pools, oceanfront dining and Nalu Kinetic Spa, plus an onsite experience center, hiking and mountain bike trails, two championship golf courses and a bounty of recreation and water sports from outrigger canoeing and kayaking to stand-up paddle-boarding, snorkeling and surfing. For dinner tonight, explore the flavors of the islands with locally-sourced seafood, poultry and meats, and organically-grown at North Shore Kula Grille.

Day 2: Oahu |

The next day, whisk away to an aerial exploration of the island on the Blue Skies Helicopter Excursion. Delight in captivating views as you soar over Waikiki's coral reefs, Diamond Head's extinct volcano, Sacred Falls, Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor, Waimanalo Beach and more. Don't miss the hidden rainforests, lush valleys, and other countless wonders Oahu has to offer for a spectacular experience from the skies above.

Spend your afternoon with the many activities available at the resort. Test your skills with a complimentary lesson in paddle-boarding, golfing or ukulele and hula dancing. Encounter an undersea turtle as you snorkel the clear waters, surf the famous North Shore waves or trot along oceanfront trails and seaside pathways by horse, mountain bike or moped. Then, savor ocean-inspired ambience with a five-course dinner menu , featuring farm-to-table chef-inspired offerings, paired with a sparkling rose and live entertainment from renowned local musicians, under the stars at Pa'akai.

Day 3: Oahu |

This morning, embark on the Kualoa Ranch Experience Package. A beautiful scenic property and site of many Hollywood movies, choose four adventures from a variety of options for a day of unforgettable fun. Choices include exhilarating ATV exploration; horseback riding; a jungle expedition; ancient fishing grounds and tropical gardens tour; hula kahiko lessons; ranch and movie set tour; or a secret island trip full of kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. A delicious buffet lunch is provided on this all-encompassing ranch experience.

Day 4:  Oahu / Kauai |

Return your sport utility vehicle to Avis before boarding your short inter-island flight to Kauai. Upon arrival in Lihue, pick up your pre-registered sport utility vehicle and journey to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa where you will spend the next four nights in an exclusive Grand Club oceanview guestroom. Together with a daily buffet breakfast, bask in club level luxury with lavish amenities including a private concierge and club lounge access serving appetizers and cocktails, plus unlimited tennis court time and full spa access. Located on 50 lush acres along Poipu Beach, enjoy the Aloha spirit with grand hospitality, world-class spa, championship golf course, onsite luau, exquisite dining, saltwater lagoon and lazy river plus engaging activities from kayaking, tennis and scuba to Koi fish feeding, lei-making, poi pounding and a traditional torch lighting ceremony at sunset.

Day 5: Kauai |

Spend your day on a grand adventure on the Private VIP Multi-Adventure Excursion. After a leisurely kayak voyage along the Huleia River, hike private footpaths and explore Kipu Ranch landscapes, made famous by Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark. After a hearty picnic lunch, zipline through a wild forest and cool off in the refreshing Blue Pool. Then relax as a Hawaiian-style motorized canoe takes you back to your transfer to the resort.

After your thrilling day flying through the treetops, embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine inspired by local ingredients and rich culinary traditions at Tidepools. Relax in thatched-roof bungalows floating above the koi-filled lagoon, savoring the freshest fish and steak dishes prepared with unique island flair for a tasty conclusion to an adventurous day.

Day 6: Kauai |

Rise and shine for an early experience on the Waimea Canyon Downhill Biking Adventure. Following your Hawaiian style breakfast, grab your helmet and cruiser bike as you ride the rim of the Waimea Canyon to the awe-inspiring Pacific shores. Enjoy 13 miles of smooth blacktop, along with a guided narrative and unforgettable vistas. Return to the resort and spend the afternoon with a soothing massage or body treatment at the spa, relaxing by the inviting pool or take an easy hike along the sea cliff adjacent to the resort for spectacular views.

Day 7: Kauai |

Enjoy your final day at leisure, beginning with a sunrise fitness walk, followed by a buffet breakfast and a variety of resort activities. Play a round of golf on the Poipu Bay Golf Course, featuring seven water hazard holes. Take an introductory scuba lesson at the saltwater lagoon or a clinic at the tennis garden. Work on your tan one last day with a refreshing drink or poolside lunch service.

For a grand dining finale, choose the high-energy performance at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau. An authentic Polynesian revue, celebrate your last evening with a genuine taste of the South Pacific as you learn the graceful hula dance and feast on traditional and contemporary Hawaiian fare for an evening to remember.

Day 8: Kauai / Mainland USA |

In the morning, following your delicious breakfast buffet, drive to the Lihue airport for your homebound flight. Until we meet again ... Aloha and a Hui Hou!

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