Day 1: London – Big Island
Fly from London to Kona, Big Island, via Los Angeles. Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! Make your way to your hotel accommodation and settle in after your flight. Stay 4 nights at the Fairway Villas Waikoloa by Outrigger (or similar).
Day 2-4: Big Island
The Big Island is the least developed of all the Hawaiian Islands and boasts long sandy beaches where turtles outnumber the people! This is also the home of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where you can drive around a crater rim, spot steam belching from active vents, walk through a 500 year-old lava cave or watch molten lava flowing into the sea in a shower of sparks. Also not to be missed is the scuba-diving which is some of the best in the world.
Day 5: Big Island - Oahu
Leave from Kona International Airport on Big Island today and catch a flight over to the island of Oahu. Here, make your way through Hawaiian capital Honolulu to Waikiki Beach. Stay 3 nights at the Ohana Waikiki Malia (or similar).
Day 6-7: Oahu
Spend two days enjoying the attractions of this beautiful island. Take a dip at Waikiki Beach or hike up to Leahi (Diamond Head) for great views. Watch the surfers on the North Shore and experience fine dining in Waikiki. From oceanfront cities and shopping to dramatic waterfalls and lush botanical gardens, you’ll see why Oahu is the ‘Gathering Place’ in the heart of Hawaii.
Day 8: Oahu – San Francisco
It's time to leave Hawaii and fly back to California. Arrive in San Francisco and make your way downtown. Stay 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf (or similar).
Day 9-10: San Francisco
Be prepared to leave your heart in San Francisco. The City by the Bay has so much to offer, with its famous hills and patchwork of hip neighbourhoods. Take in the views from the famous Golden Gate Bridge or cruise under it aboard one of the city’s ferry services. Other experiences not to be missed here include riding a cable car up and down steep gradients from Fisherman’s Wharf to Union Square. Alternatively, simply sit with a coffee at a sidewalk café in North Beach and watch the world go by.
Day 11: San Francisco - London
Head back to the airport in San Francisco and board your direct overnight flight back to London.