#8 best destination in the world

 

Waimea Canyon State Park

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  • 10 mile long, and up to 3,000 ft deep canyon
  • Known for the erosion of the canyon’s red soil
  • Formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River arising from extreme rainfall
  • Among the wettest places on earth

 

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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  • Encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world’s most massive shield volcano
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

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  • Memorial at Pearl Harbor that marks the resting place of the 1,102 sailors and marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pear Harbor in 1941
  • The attack led to United States direct involvement in World War II
  • The sunken hull of the battleship is underneath the memorial

 

Diamond Head State Monument

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  • Volcanic tuft cone that resembles the shape of a tuna’s dorsal fin
  • Named diamond head because British sailors in the 19th century mistook calcite crystals on the beach for diamonds

 

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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  • In order to use this perfect snorkeling spot, you must watch a film on preserving the nature of the bay, as well as its history, managed by the preserve.

 

Waikiki Beach

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  • High-rise hotels line the shore in Waikiki, a vibrant neighborhood known for its popular surf beach
  • Designer fashion stores line Kalakaua Avenue and nearby streets, and the area buzzes after dark with waterside cocktail bars, fine dining and Kuhio Beach hula shows

 

Mauna Kea

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  • Dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii
  • Most of the volcano is underwater, and when measured from its underwater base, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, measuring over 32,808 ft in height

 

Hana Lava Tube

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  • Created by underground lava rivers, this rocky tube provides a cave trail

 

‘Akaka Falls

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  • Spectacular 442 ft waterfall
  • Home to the ʻoʻopu ʻalamoʻo, Hawaiian species of goby fish that spawns in stream above the waterfall, but matures in the sea
  • These fish have a suction disk on their bellies that allows them to cling to the wet rocks behind and adjacent to the waterfall
  • Using this disk, they climb back up to the stream when it is time to spawn.

 

Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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  • Island sanctuary for rescued & abandoned felines, offering volunteer & adoption

 

Ka’anapali Beach

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  • #14 of the top 25 beaches in the world

 

Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

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  • Beach that has black sand made of basalt, created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools

 


 

Costs

Number of Days: 16 days

Best Time To Fly: April-May, Sept-Oct

Airline tickets: $822

Seattle -> Honolulu (one way) $318
Honolulu -> Kailua-Kona $39
Kailua-Kona -> Kahului $59
Kahului -> Kauai $103
Kauai -> Seattle $303

Food: $45/day x 16 days = $720

Rental Car: $61/day x 16 days = $979

Gas: $59

Entertainment: $85

Airbnb: $251 x 16 days = $4,017

TOTAL: $6,682