Welcome to Hawaii! With its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and breathtaking volcanoes, this tropical paradise is the perfect destination for travelers of all ages. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable Hawaiian experience!
Places to know in Hawaii
1. Honolulu International Airport, Oahu (HNL)
2. Kahului Airport, Maui (OGG)
3. Kona International Airport, Big Island (KOA)
4. Lihue Airport, Kauai (LIH)
5. Hilo International Airport, Big Island (ITO)
6. Napali Coast
7. Pearl Harbor
8. North Shore
9. Road to Hana
11. Volcanoes National Park
April through mid-June, September through mid-December
Mid-December to March or mid-April
Visiting Hawaii? Keep These in Mind
A lot of thought and care needs to be put into planning a trip to Hawaii. Here are some things to keep in mind as you go into the planning process. Let’s dive in.
What island fits your style?
There are eight major islands that make up Hawaii with the most frequented being Oahu, Maui, Big Island of Hawaii, and Kauai. Each has a unique culture, history, landscape, vibe, and things to do and see. Choose Oahu if you are looking for an island with a city vibe that’s near/on a beach. (Honolulu/Waikiki)! Think lively clubs, bars, nightlife, shopping, and dining. Maui is for those who want a tropical paradise with a little of everything – beach, hikes, volcanoes, rainforests, resorts, and nightlife. The Big Island is known for its multiple climates and abundance of natural attractions, including Volcanoes National Park. Kauai is known as “the Garden Isle” and for good reason. Its lush landscapes make it a perfect escape for those looking for a more outdoor and active vibe.
Have a budget.
Your trip will likely have a lot of components – air, hotel, transportation, activities, and food. Keep in mind that Hawaii isn’t exactly cheap either. Try to come into the planning process with a number in mind. A solid budget will help in the recommendation process and final creation of an itinerary that meets your specific needs.
Plan activities in advance.
Do NOT wait until you’re in destination to book tours and excursions. Put together your must-do list and purchase. Again, the sooner the better, since space on some activities is limited and can sell out quickly. It will also help in sticking to your budget.
Likely a rental car will be recommended, but at the end of the day, it is your call. If the thought of driving in an unknown place, heavy traffic (especially on Oahu) and sometimes expensive parking (even at hotels) don’t appeal to you, we can work around it. Transfers and ride share options can always be discussed.
Hopefully these tidbits were helpful as you consider travel to Hawaii. I’ll help keep these things top of mind as we go into the planning process and certainly as you’re getting ready for the most exciting part – the trip itself!