Oahu…there is so much to see and do in Oahu that will make you want to keep going back. In this post, I’ve compiled a list of everything that you might need to make you trip to Oahu successful…everything from sites to see, places to eat, accommodation, transportation, things to do, and many more!
Here I’ve linked other posts on this site that give you in-depth detail of what we did each day we were in Oahu. There will be much more information on tickets, pricing, location, etc. on those posts than on this post. This post is specifically to help you plan out your days to get the chance to do everything that you want to do.
Day 1: Putt-Putt Golf, Zip-Line
Day 1 of our trip we wanted to take it a little easy, so we decided to go and play mini-golf, where there also happened to be a zip line! We flew into Oahu that day, and after grabbing a quick lunch we headed over to the park…we had so much fun and it was the perfect thing to do for our first day! Check out my post…Putt-Putt, Zipline, Waterpark…for more information on tickets, things to do there, and more!
Day 2: Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor is not a place that I will ever forget. Day 2 of our trip, we decided to pay a visit to Pearl Harbor, somewhere all of us had been wanting to go to. I highly, highly recommend going to Pearl Harbor at some point, because every minute of your time there will be worth it. For more info and details, head over to my post on Everything to Know about Pearl Harbor
Day 3: Wet 'n' Wild Waterpark
The Waterpark was honestly one of my favorite things to do in Oahu, mostly because we hardly ever go to the waterpark!! We don’t have a waterpark anywhere near here in Seattle…yet!!…so when we had the chance to go to Wet ‘n’ Wild in Oahu, we went and had a blast! What I really liked was that it wasn’t too crowded. For more information on tickets and rides, head over to my post Putt-Putt, Zipline, Waterpark.
Day 4: Hiking + Evening Magic Show
Diamond Head Hike and Kokohead Stairs were the best thing to do on our 4th day in Oahu. Ending the tiring but fruitful day with an evening Magic Show was just perfect. For more on all of our hiking/climbing and the magic we saw, check out my post Oahu’s Magic and Hikes!
Day 5-7: Oahu's Polynesian Cultural Center
Our last few days we decided to spend at Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center. This was by far one of the best experiences that I have had, because it was so full of tradition and old culture, but still so interesting. You can go to the center as a day trip, or stay in the houses there…something I highly recommend. Your visit would be a lot more enjoyable if you spend at least a couple of days there, instead of cramming everything into one day! For more information, head over to my post on Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center. Please note that this itinerary is for 5-7 days because of Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center. You can stay there for as long as you like!
All Summed Up...
Here is a quick recap of all of the days an links mentioned in this post!
Public or Private Transport?
In Oahu, I highly recommend having your own rental car to take so that you can go where you want, when you want, and don’t have to worry about taking a tour. There is little to no public transportation in Oahu. The only time you would not take your own car is when you go to Pearl Harbor, where I recommend taking a tour bus. You can read my post on Pearl Harbor HERE.