Start the day with a 30-minute flight between Maui and Oahu, where you’re quickly transported from Honolulu Airport to begin the tour of Pearl Harbor. Begin at the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, where in addition to info on the day’s events, you’ll also find original artifacts left over from the Japanese attack.
From there, board a boat for a short ride to the Arizona Memorial, where over 1,000 sailors rest inside the battleship’s sunken remains.
Once back on shore, grab a headset and explore inside the famous USS Bowfin, which was often referred to as “The Pearl Harbor Avenger” for its service in World War II. Follow this up with a visit inside The Pacific Aviation Museum, where you’ll learn about some of America’s greatest aviation heroes.
To bring the tour to a dramatic close, stroll the decks of the USS Missouri on a specially guided tour, and see the spot where the Japanese surrender was signed in 1945. Having the Missouri here in Pearl Harbor is a fitting spot for its retirement, seeing as it brings the war full circle to where America first joined.