Should I request help from a travel agent? (We have AAA)
How long should I plan the trip for? (1 or 2 weeks? 1 seems a bit short if I am gonna be hopping islands)
How much money would it cost total? I plan on buying tickets way in advance and staying away from peak summer season. Maybe fall or winter.
Should activities like parasailing, hiking, etc. be planned way in advance… or planned on the spot in Hawaii.
Or is an interisland trip even worth it? I’ve been to Oahu before and it was alright. It seems like a “partying” type of place and I don’t know if its worth going back for my honey moon.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
I suggest a 2-week trip to Hawaii, and avoiding Oahu since you have already been there. Don’t try to cover more than 3 islands in 2 weeks. I’d recommend 8 nights on Maui, 3 on Kauai, and 3 on the Big Island of Hawaii. (If you only have one week for your trip, I’d spend it all on Maui.) Remember that each time you move from one island to another, you waste a whole day of your vacation (packing up on the first island, drive to airport, return rental car, airport security, wait for flight, fly, get luggage, get new rental car, check in and unpack at new hotel).
You can plan it yourself with info from great websites like http://www.mauihawaii.org/
But if you want to use a travel agent, be sure it is one who has been to Hawaii many times and really knows Hawaii, or one who lives in Hawaii.
Summer and winter are both high expensive seasons. Only spring and fall are cheaper off-seasons in Hawaii.
Activities can be planned after you arrive.
Cost varies tremendously, depending on how fancy hotels you pick and how fancy restaurants you eat at and how many paid activities you do.