Oahu, Hawaii in 72 Hours

What to see and do in Oahu, Hawaii.
Aliʻiōlani Hale with King Kamehameha V Statue out front.

When booking long-haul flights, do you ever think about spending a few extra days in your connecting city to break up the trip? Or maybe you just want to get away for a quick trip but don’t have a lot of time to give up. Sometimes, a short trip can be just as fulfilling as a week or two away.

While researching our flights from New Zealand back to Toronto, Tristan and I weren’t exactly excited about the prospect of spending 24+ total hours up in the air. As we looked over our route (Christchurch to Sydney, Sydney to Honolulu, Honolulu to Vancouver, Vancouver to Toronto) we couldn’t help but feel a little excited that we’d be flying through Hawaii. So we did what any sane person would do (right?). We decided to break up the trip and spend 2 nights in Honolulu, Oahu. I know, toughest decision of our lives! Our flights also worked out in such a way that we would arrive at 8am and depart in the evening, so it meant we had 3 days to spend on the island. Read more “Oahu, Hawaii in 72 Hours”