Next in view is the island of Maui with its one huge mountain, Haleakala. Then comes Molokai. The plane passes over Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach, then lands at Honolulu International Airport on the Island of Oahu. From the air the islands seem to float in the water.
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Actually all are the tops of volcanoes originating deep in the ocean.
The capital city of Honolulu, on Oahu, is 1,367 miles from Kure Atoll (the westernmost end of the state), and 2,397 miles from San Francisco.
The Punchbowl, another crater from an extinct volcano, and a military cemetery, along with the Sea Life Park and the Polynesian Cultural Center, are principal attractions on Oahu. Honolulu also has Iolani, the only royal palace in the United States. It was occupied until the 1890s by the last two Hawaiian monarchs.