Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Hawai’i as you explore four islands, venturing to emerald jungles and volcanic peaks and experiencing the islands’ history and cultural heritage firsthand. 

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Discovering Hawai’i: A Tailor-Made Journey to Four Islands

A Self Drive Journey

12 days from $5,400

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Hawai’i as you explore four islands, venturing to emerald jungles and volcanic peaks and experiencing the islands’ history and cultural heritage firsthand. 

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or call 855-215-8690

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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Honolulu, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States

Located just steps from the legendary Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of Honolulu’s best shopping, dining and attractions, the historic Moana Surfrider offers a mixture of Victorian elegance and contemporary comfort. Features include a towering banyan tree, an outdoor pool, six on-site bars and restaurants, and the only beachfront spa in Waikiki.

Number of nights: 2

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Honolulu, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States

An oasis of tranquility just steps from the beach in the heart of Waikiki, the Alohilani Resort offers spacious rooms with balconies, an award-winning design, and two restaurants conceived by acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Features include an open-air lobby, a 280,000 gallon Oceanarium, a saltwater infinity pool, and a destination pool deck with private cabanas. Situated on land once occupied by Queen Lili’uokalani the hotel is named after one of her beachside cottages, meaning “heavenly brightness” or “royal light,” and is committed to reforestation and returning indigenous trees to the Hawaiian Islands.

Number of nights: 1

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

Kuai, Hawaii, United States

On the eastern coast of Kauai, this relaxed 10-acre beachfront resort features private balconies in all rooms, open-air dining, a spa, an infinity pool and whirlpool surrounded by an oceanfront bar, lounge chairs and fire pits, and direct access to Coconut Beach. The property is set amid a century-old coconut grove and enjoys unparalleled views of the mountains and coastline, as well as easy access to Kapaa attractions like the Wailua Falls.

Number of nights: 2

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, United States

The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a beachfront haven set on Anaeho'omalu Bay on the west coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. With two championship golf courses, three sparkling pools, a waterslide, and white-sand beaches, the resort provides plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors. Other amenities include two restaurants, luau-style evenings twice a week, and a fitness center and spa. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed and offer balconies with seating areas and lovely views.

Number of nights: 3

Royal Lahaina Hotel

Maui, Hawaii, United States

Set amid palm trees on the golden sands of Ka'anapali Beach, the Royal Lahaina Resort has a distinctly Hawaiian feel. Whether you stay in the beachfront Lahaina Kai Tower or opt for a beach cottage, suites are appointed with teak furniture and locally inspired art and textiles, as well as modern amenities. The main restaurant offers nightly entertainment and gourmet cuisine, a beach bar serves up tropical drinks and light fare at poolside, and an al fresco ice cream shop provides tasty snacks all day.  The resort features three swimming pools and a spa offering an array of treatments.

Number of nights: 3

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.



Can't say enough +++ things about Smithsonian Journeys with Audley Travel. Will book again! -Kristin, K. 

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Reading List

Highly Recommended

Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii
By: Haley, James L.
Fodor's Essential Hawaii (Full-color Travel Guide)
By: Fodor's Travel Guides
By: Michener, James A.
Hawaii Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Hawaii
By: Kavanagh, James, Waterford Press

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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen
By: Liliuokalani
Red Sky Over Hawaii: A Novel
By: Ackerman, Sara
In the Land of Pele, In the Land of the Extraordinary!
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100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Expanded Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to the Planets, Satellites, Constellations, and More
By: Regas, Dean
Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
By: Nelson, Craig
Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai'i [A Cookbook]
By: Kysar, Alana
American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Hawaii (American Birding Association State Field)
By: Raine, Andre F., Raine, Helen
Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars and Planets (Smithsonian Handbooks)
By: Ridpath, Ian
The Hikers Guide to the Hawaiian Islands: Updated and Expanded
By: Ball Jr., Stuart M.
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
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