My 4 friends and I will be travelling to Oahu between december the 6th to 11th (5 nights, 5 days).
I've been reading alot on the advice that have been given regarding the places to visit and the best way to visit them. Alot of the suggestions have been to get around by renting a car! Although we would LOVE to do that, it is not feasible for us to do so (as we are from Sydney, and only just got our full licenses - don't want to risk driving in a new environment on the other side of the road!)
We are desperate for advice as to how to get around with public transport as well as getting most out of our time there! We are hoping to combine a few things to do every day .. please help us out! Any advice is welcome!! Thanks in advance :)
(Very) Brief itinerary:
Day 1 - Luau @ Paradise Cove
We only have the late afternoon/evening of when we arrive to cover this and this will take up the first day!
Day 2 - Waikiki
The second day will be spent exploring the Waikiki area including International Marketplace as well as the beaches.
Day 3 - Snorkelling @ Hanuama Bay
To be done early in the morning till about noon. Not sure what to do in the afternoon, we want to go for some swimming/sunbaking, but want to visit other beaches on the island apart from Waikiki ...
Day 4 - Pearl Harbor/US Arizona Memorial
To be done hopefully very early in the morning. Not sure what to do in the afternoon, we really want to incorporate the North Shore/Windward side of beaches - but is this ALOT of trouble if we don't have a car? (Possible North shore on day 4 and Windward side on day 3? We're really not sure!)
Day 5 - Diamond Head
Early morning hike as well as shopping at Ala Moana Shopping Centre.
Day 6 - Fly off to the States for the rest of our holiday!
We aren't too interested in the museums/palaces. We would really love to see the North Shore/Windward beaches but unsure how to get there on days 3 and 4. If anyone could give us any advice at all, it would be much appreciated!