When is the Best Time to Travel to Hawaii?

By CHRIS PATERSON

The good news is there is no bad time to visit Hawaii. The island has a great climate all year round making it suitable for everyone. But there are several reasons why people visit the island so you may want to choose a particular period as the best time to travel to Hawaii depending on why you want to be on the island.

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Best time to travel to Hawaii for discounts

Typically, discounted rates for accommodations and flights are common during the spring and fall months. You can get these discounted rates from late March to mid-June excluding the last week in April, known as the Golden Week, the peak travel time of some Asian countries.

You may get discounted rates by booking your flights early and scheduling it for mid-week. Other times to get discounted rates are from September to mid-December, excluding Thanksgiving week.  Also, months like June and July are typically cheaper than the winter months, though they attract lots of crowd and discounts aren’t so common during this period.

Best time to travel to Hawaii for good weather

There’s no such thing as a bad weather period on Hawaii, making the Aloha State one of the best places on earth. The island has warm weather throughout the year. Hawaii’s temperature in the summer ranges from 29-31C, while winter temperature ranges from 26-28C. The island experiences more rainfall during the winter and the hurricane season starts in June and ends in November. You shouldn’t expect big storms, they are rare on Hawaii.

If you’re interested in surfing on Hawaii, the largest surf swells are seen in winter mostly on the island’s north shores. That said, the most regular good weather on Hawaii is often experienced in April, May, September and October. Nonetheless, Hawaii has a warm weather all year round and you can have fun regardless of when you visit.

Best time to travel to Hawaii

Best time to travel to Hawaii to avoid crowd

Hawaii attracts millions of people every year from various parts of the globe. So, if you’re looking to avoid crowds, you should visit the island by November excluding Thanksgiving Week. April isn’t so crowded too with the exception of Golden Week and whenever Easter is celebrated at the beginning of the month. You can also avoid crowds by visiting the island from May to the first week of June, and then September and October are good times too. Here’s how to stay updated about events on the Big Island.

Best time to travel to Hawaii for hiking

If you love hiking then you’d love Hawaii. While you can go hiking on Hawaii anytime of the year, summer is the best time to do so. Hiking in the summer means you’ll enjoy more daylight hours and the trails aren’t wet so you can go as far as you want. However, summers can be really hot on the island sometimes so make sure you have enough water in your backpack and a sunscreen. Starting your hike early in the day is also better, you’d have gone far hiking before the sun is up.

Best time to travel to Hawaii for swimming and snorkeling

You can go swimming and snorkeling anytime of the year in Hawaii. But the best time for both on the island is during the summer months (from May to September). During this period, waves are smaller, the water is warmer, the sun shines brighter so you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. The best places for snorkeling on Hawaii are Maui and the Big Island. Places like Kauai are less suitable snorkeling spots because they experience more rains causing poor visibility in the water.

Best time to travel to Hawaii for any reason

The months of April, May, September, and October are the best time to travel to Hawaii. The least expensive and quietest time to visit the island is in November. The island experiences the most rainfall from November through March, while from June to November is hurricane season, though storms aren’t common.

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