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How to Spend 2 Days on Oahu

How to Spend 2 Days on Oahu

With two full days on Oahu, you can spend one day discovering the natural and cultural attractions of the greater Hawaiian island, and another day taking part in island activities in and around Honolulu and Waikiki. Here are some suggestions for an unforgettable 48-hour itinerary that suits your—and your family’s—interests.

 

Day 1: Explore the Island

**Morning:**To see as much of Oahu as possible in one day with the least amount of hassle, embark on a full-day circle island tour, which provides an island overview and covers top attractions including the North Shore beaches, Diamond Head, the Dole Plantation, and Hanauma Bay. Alternatively, rise early to dive with sharks off the North Shore. 

 

**Afternoon:**If you’re not on a circle island tour, opt for a helicopter tour and get the ultimate perspective on Oahu’s beaches, bays, and mountains. Or check out one of the island’s most scenic locations—Kualoa Ranch—where you can ride ATVs, zipline, and see Jurassic Park filming locations.

**Night:**Enjoy a traditional luau and other Polynesian activities with an evening visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu’s northeast coast. The luau package includes dinner and a captivating hula, music, and fire-knives performance.

Day 2: Enjoy Local Experiences

**Morning:**Before the heat sets in, see the sights of Honolulu on a bike tour or head up to Diamond Head State Monument on a guided walking tour of the crater. To visit Pearl Harbor as efficiently as possible, opt for a half-day tour.  

 

**Afternoon:**For independent sightseeing with convenient transportation, book a ticket on the Waikiki hop-on hop-off trolley or check out Honolulu’s culinary scene on a foodie bike tour. If you prefer to be in the water, a snorkeling catamaran cruise can’t be beat.

 

**Night:**Head out to sea on a dinner cruise to enjoy the evening air, watch the sunset, and look back at Oahu from the boat deck. Music lovers might want to check out the Rock-a-Hula show for a Vegas–style performance.

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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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Snorkel with green sea turtles in Oahu's Turtle Canyon on this 2- to 3-hour tour departing from Waikiki. Board a power catamaran and sail along the shore of Oahu towards the island's best place to spot the resident turtles. Turtle sightings are guaranteed; if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a free second cruise. After snorkeling, enjoy lunch (if option selected ) and two provided drinks while you keep your eyes peeled for passing marine life like dolphins and migrating whales.
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Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

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Make your Oahu visit even more magical with this 45-minute scenic helicopter ride. Experience the island like you’ve never seen it before, flying above island landmarks including Sacred Falls, Diamond Head, Maunalua Bay, the Ko'olau Mountains, Ka'a'awa Valley, Pearl Harbor, and more. Trips includes a choice of ‘doors on’ or ‘doors off’ flights.
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$275.00
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Salute to Pearl Harbor

Salute to Pearl Harbor

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While visiting Honolulu, take a half-day tour of Pearl Harbor that details the history of World War II in Hawaii. Visit the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and Battleship Row with a guide who shares informative commentary about Oahu during the war in the Pacific.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Kualoa Ranch - Hollywood Movie Sites Tour

Kualoa Ranch - Hollywood Movie Sites Tour

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Enjoy a 1-hour Kualoa Ranch movie tour while in Oahu and see where famous films like Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park and Magnum P.I. were shot. A local guide will lead you to the Hollywood hotspots and provide background on the history of the ranch. You’ll travel by vintage school bus past some of the island’s most stunning natural attractions, like Mokoli’i Island (Chinaman’s Hat), Kaneohe Bay and the Ko’olau Range, mountains which dominate the eastern half of Oahu. See why the top filmmakers in the business chose this stunning background.
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour

Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour

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Circle the Island of Oahu by coach, enjoying ocean views, rugged mountains, and fascinating history during this full-day tour. Check out Diamond Head, Nu’uanu Pali lookout, the Halona Blowhole, Waimea Valley and Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. Soak up Hawaiian history and culture with a stop at the Dole Plantation and the serene, Japanese-style Byodo-In Temple. This Oahu circle island tour also includes entrance fees at the temple and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu

Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu

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Discover Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and/or Waikiki on a 1-, 4-, or 7-day hop-on hop-off tour and see all the top attractions at your own pace. Step aboard a double-decker bus or open-air trolley to pass the capital city’s best restaurants and shops, historic sites and renowned scenery. Choose from multiple routes, marveling at Diamond Head on the Green Line or the beautiful Hanauma Bay on the Blue Line. Upgrade to include all of the lines on your ticket.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Kualoa Ranch - Jurassic Valley Zipline

Kualoa Ranch - Jurassic Valley Zipline

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Zipline through the Ka'a'awa Valley rainforest on this tour at Kualoa Ranch. Fly safely down fourteen tandem cables, then cross two suspension bridges that swing over rushing streams. Learn about the native plant and animal life that abounds in this lush valley from your experienced adventure guides, who are there to ensure your comfort and safety. No zipline experience is necessary.
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Three Star Deluxe Sunset Dinner & Show

Three Star Deluxe Sunset Dinner & Show

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Watch the Hawaiian sunset while enjoying a delicious dinner and live entertainment during this cruise from Oahu. As the sun sinks towards the horizon, watch its vibrant colors reflected on Diamond Head and enjoy a welcome "champagne" toast plus two additional premium beverages of choice. Dine on seafood and steak, then enjoy live entertainment including jazz and new '60 Years of Aloha' Hawaiian cultural show. Round-trip transportation is available from select Waikiki hotels, if option selected. Book on a Friday and enjoy an aerial fireworks show!
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Hawaiian Food Tour by Bike in Oahu

Hawaiian Food Tour by Bike in Oahu

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Get an insider's perspective on the best spots for local Hawaiian food during this bike tour. Stop at several different restaurants, bars, and cafes for some local favorite bites and tastes, sampling food at 5 to 6 stops, accompanied by information on Hawaiian culinary traditions from your guide. Meeting point is in central Waikiki.
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Rock-A-Hula Ticket

Rock-A-Hula Ticket

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Catch tribute bands of your favorite artists at the ‘Rock-a-Hula’s 'Hawaiian Journey' show in Waikiki. Discover Hawaii's rich history from the 1920s to present-day, accompanied by a live band and dancers. Upgrade your ticket to include premier seating, hotel pickup and drop-off or an exclusive VIP experience with a 4-course meal and stage-side seats.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

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Explore Honolulu on a half-day bike tour that provides an insider's look at the vibrant city's history, beaches, and sights. See street art in Kaka'ako park, taste fresh Hawaiian fruits in Chinatown, go up the Aloha Tower for the views, and discover the monuments around the Hawaii State Capitol, including the royal Iolani Palace. Your informative guide provides a bike and helmet, fascinating commentary throughout the leisurely tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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