When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Hawaii?
Planning the perfect vacation to Hawaii is time-consuming and research-intensive.
Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of what visitors to Hawaii should expect at different times of the year in order to help you pinpoint the best time to book your trip.
You’ll experience daytime temperatures in the low 80s with evening temperatures hovering in the 60s. While warm, January tends to be a very wet month, so if you’re not keen on rainfall, you might do best to postpone your visit until a drier month.
With temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s during the day and the mid-60s in the evening, visitors to Hawaii during this month may find that they need a light sweater during their stay. As February is still during the rainy season in Hawaii, travelers should also pack a rain jacket and umbrella.
Due to spring break and Easter, March has the potential to be a very busy month in terms of tourism. If avoiding crowds is important to you, you may want to plan your Hawaiian vacation during another month.
In the event that Easter is in March, April makes for the perfect time of year to visit Hawaii. With the rainy season completed, kids still in school, and nice weather in abundance, Hawaii in April is a picture-perfect paradise.
Price comparison sites also indicate that flights to Hawaii during this month are lower than average in fare.
With temperatures gradually rising into the mid to high 80s, May is a glorious time to visit the Aloha State due to the better weather and greater accessibility. Despite the warming temperatures and gorgeous scenery to be soaked in during May, it is still one of Hawaii’s least busy months in terms of tourism.
June is the month where travelers can enjoy a reliable stream of sunshine nearly every day, with steady temperatures in the mid-80s. If you are okay with sharing your Hawaii experience with groups of summer tourists, June may be the best time to indulge in a relaxing vacation to Hawaii.
The Fourth of July in conjunction with summer vacation makes July in the top two busiest months for tourism in Hawaii. Visitors during the first week of July will likely notice increased prices for accommodations, dining out, and more.
Another of Hawaii’s busiest months, August boasts high temperatures, price points, and crowd levels. Though the waterfalls may be slightly less impressive during the summer months (due to the lack of rainfall), all of Hawaii’s magnificent natural sites are still impressive to behold.
On the verge of rainy season, a visit to Hawaii during September promises the warmest ocean temperatures, humid weather, and sparse crowds (with the exception of Labor Day).
With the warm ocean temperatures continuing, October boasts nearly perfect weather, a few rain showers here and there, and few tourists — making it one of the most peaceful months to visit Hawaii.
November holds the award for being one of (if not the) slowest month for tourism in Hawaii. Avoid going during the Thanksgiving rush and instead book your vacation earlier in November to take advantage of some of the cheapest prices that you’ll experience in Hawaii.
By far one of Hawaii’s rainiest months, December visitors to the Aloha State can expect nice weather, busy crowds (due to the many holidays), and warm ocean temperatures.