3 Night Honolulu Itinerary: Exploring The Beauty Of Honolulu, Hawaii

When Visited?


Price Point?


Travel Size?



3 Nights

How We Got Around The City?

Mode: Rental Car
Price: $104
Rating: ★★★★★


Review: For the first few days in Oahu, We rented a car and drove throughout the island.

How We Got To Honolulu?

Round-Trip Flight

Price: $394
Flight Path

Atlanta → Oahu, Hawaii, US (American Airlines)




Review: No complaints. I saw this deal and HAD to snag it. We flew from ATL > LA > Honolulu with a 2-hour layover on the way and we stayed a night to sightsee a bit in LA on the way back.

Where We Stayed?


Penthouse Studio with Ocean and Diamondhead Views

Breakfast Incl.: No
Room Type: Queen
Price: $99/night
Rating: ★★★★★

Details & Review

2 Guests | 3 Nights
Review: Our airbnb was excellent and the view of Diamondhead and the ocean was to die for.

The penthouse location was perfect. We were in Waikiki near all the action, but not close enough to be disturbed.

VW Camper Van

Breakfast Incl.: No
Room Type: Camper Van!
Price: $149/night
Rating: ★★★★★

Details & Review

2 Guests | 2 Nights
Review: Let’s just say I loved this van so much that I am currently saving up to get my own.

Camping is available for free throughout the island, but we decided to book a camping spot at Malaekahana Campground RIGHT BY THE WATER.

Not only did we have a place to stay, but we didn’t have to rent a car while we had the van.

The only downfall to some could be that it’s an older manual, but if you can drive an old stick you are set!

A perfect way to experience the North Shore.

What We Did?


Honolulu Activities

Kualoa Ranch ATV

Price: $85
Rating: ★★★★☆

Day ➊

Review: We arrived late to the ranch, but the staff still took great care of us.

The ranch was soo picturesque however the ride was a bit underwhelming, for an adventurer like myself, because you can only go as fast as the slowest person in your group.

HI-72 Drive

Day 2 we took out to drive the entire island. We started out early morning and drove the shoreline on HI-72.

The views are breathtaking and there are stops labeled “scenic point” along the way, making it very easy to do on your own

Day ➋


Price: $35
Rating: ★★★★★

Day ➌

Review: Loved it. Awesome guides, awesome time.

We got a view of Diamondhead and even saw a whale!

Paradise Cove Luau

Price: $85
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Day ➌

Review: When in Rome, right? I’d heard that this was one of the best luaus on the island. The food was OK.

There were a few parts that were entertaining, but I definitely not something I’d do again if I had the chance.

Mermaid Caves

After parasailing and before the luau we stopped by “secret” Mermaid Caves near Zablan Beach.

Definitely, IG worthy, but be careful! It’s really a cave meaning you must climb in and out.

Also, ensure that the tide is low before entering so you aren’t swept away!

Day ➌

B.O.B Underwater Scooter

Price: $89
Rating: ★★★★★

Day ➍

Review: Scuba diving on a scooter is the best way to describe this! It was sooo much fun.

We were even able to snorkel while waiting for our turn on the scooter.


We explored the North Shore and it’s crazy waves a bit and went surfer watching at Sharks Cove and Banzai Pipeline.

Day ➍

Where We Ate?



Price Point: $$
Rating: ★★★★☆


Review: The red velvet pancakes are to die for!

Mike’s Chicken

Price Point: $
Rating: ★★★★☆


Review: Delish!


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