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Hawaii Highlights Self-Drive

13 days from €4,565pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore Maui's white sand beaches.

  • Experience the intense heat and vigour of Kilauea Volcano.

  • Snorkel with sea turtles, whales and dolphins.

  • Between January and March you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Los Angeles
  • The Big Island (Hawaii)
  • Maui
  • Los Angeles

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 The Big Island (Hawaii)

International outbound flight , Los Angeles , The Big Island (Hawaii)

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Los Angeles. On arrival, pick up your car and drive to your hotel on the coast and relax for the rest of the day.

Day 2 The Big Island (Hawaii)

The Big Island (Hawaii)

Today you can explore the beautiful Kohala Coast. This evening enjoy a Manta Ray night snorkel - an amazing chance to swim with these amazing underwater creatures.

Day 3 The Big Island (Hawaii)

The Big Island (Hawaii)

Today you may wish to relax in Waikoloa and observe the strange volcanic beauty of the island. You can drive north to the small town of Hawi, or south to Kona. Make sure to visit a coffee plantation for some delicious local coffee.

Day 4 The Big Island (Hawaii)

The Big Island (Hawaii)

At your leisure, move from the western side of the island to the east. Arrive at your hotel in the heart of the National Park. Relax in the lovely tropical eastern coast of the island for the rest of the day. At your leisure, move from the eastern side of the island to the west. Arrive on the coast and relax at your hotel for the rest of the day.

Day 5 The Big Island (Hawaii)

The Big Island (Hawaii)

Today you will be met by your private guide. He will take you around the park and you will be able to ask questions on the geology, landscape, culture and history that has shaped this National Park.

Day 6 Maui

The Big Island (Hawaii) , Maui

After a leisurely breakfast make your way to the airport for your flight to Maui. On arrival pick up your hire car and drive to your oceanfront hotel, an idyllic location for you to relax at for the next four nights.

Day 7 Maui


Spend a full day exploring everything Maui has to offer. Take a tour to Haleakala National Park to see Maui's highest peak, or visit Iao Valley State Park, home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200 ft Lao Needle. Alternatively, you could spend time in Lahaina, which is a historic whaling village and one of the most lively spots on Maui.

Day 8 Maui


Today you will take the Discover Molokini Turtle Snorkel tour to see the turtles swimming in the ocean off the coast of Makena Bay on the south western part of the island, and a chance to see the tropical fish and maybe even a black tip shark in the Molokini Crater. This afternoon you might like to take the car and drive up to the top of Haleakala Volcano where you can watch the sunset.

Day 9 Maui


Driving Maui's Road to Hana can be a highlight of your visit to the island. The road is full of hairpin turns and scenic overlooks, framed by lush rainforst scenery and dotted with tumbling waterfalls. There are hundreds of colourful birds which nest in the rainforest, so it`s well worth taking a good camera and some binoculars.

Day 10 Los Angeles

Maui , Los Angeles

Return your car at the airport this morning as you fly back to the US mainland. On arrival in LA take a taxi to your hotel in Santa Monica.

Day 11 Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring Los Angeles and its famous sights.

Day 12 International return flight

Los Angeles , International return flight

A final morning at leisure then make your way to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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