It’s the synthesis of nature that makes Hawaii what it is: blooming wildflowers rising up from nutritious volcanic soils, lunar landscapes moulded from molten lava and calm lagoons that contrast with maverick waves. Hopping from one island to the next is quick and easy with connecting flights and cruises. After sunset, the Milky Way is reflected in secret waterfalls, transforming the majestic day time Hawaii into the fairytale land its mythology depicts.
Hawaii is as much about adventure and as it is about luxury. Surfing goes without saying but there’s also humpback whales that arrive in November to May to mate and raise their calves, horseback riding through vistas and helicopter rides through the Waimea Canyon. Hike the foothills of the most active volcano on earth, Mount Kilauea and tread on brand new earth crystallised around her vents. Don’t miss a performance of the Hula before your return flight, the dance that tells the story of the Hawaiian people.
When to go
Hawaii is tropical but it experiences numerous climates across the assortment of islands. There are eight out of a possible thirteen to be exact, from the snowy peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa to the quite dry and hot leeward side of the islands. The easterly trade winds that bring rain create wetter habitats on the exposed windward sides.
Regional temperatures vary little throughout the year because of said winds, their constant flow constant flow help to create stable weather patterns, like that of the surrounding ocean. Hawaii’s close proximity to the equator means there is little variance in sun exposure, affording further stability to climatic patterns.
The October to April winter months see average lows of 26 – 28 degrees Celsius and most of the year’s precipitation. In summer months (May – September) average temperate rise slightly, falling between 26 – 28 degrees Celsius. June to August is technically cyclone season but the Hawaiian Islands are rarely in the path of tropical cyclones.
Peak season is from late December to March and the cheapest time to visit is April, May, September and October (outside of peak seasons and hurricane season).
Airports and airlines
You've searched for flights to Hawaii state. The flight options further up this page are to all of Hawaii's eight airports. Searching for flights in this way is good if you haven't yet decided on where in Hawaii you'd like to go.
Look at other popular destinations to fly to in the USA and consider making Hawaii a part of a multi-centre trip. Here's some helpful information regarding Hawaii:
- April is the cheapest time to fly to Hawaii
- The most popular airlines are: Virgin Atlantic, British Airways & Lufthansa
- The most popular airports are: Honolulu (HNL), Kahului (OGG) & Kona (KOA)