The Hawaiian islands are a beautiful travel destination. We think it is safe to say that no matter when you visit, you won’t be disappointed by the landscape, culture, and attractions that Hawaii has to offer. Each season of the year is a memorable time on the islands, and we look forward to helping you decide what is the best month of the year to visit Hawaii.
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Which Month of the Year to Visit
Best Time to Travel to Hawaii
There are several questions you might want to consider when deciding which month of the year is the best time for you to visit the Hawaiian islands. What is the weather like that month? How are the crowds? What are the costs of travel and accommodations? What events and activities can visitors experience?
The best month of the year for your visit depends on your personal preferences. Here is a general overview of what to expect in the Hawaiian islands during seasons throughout the year:
January and February
Tropical flowers are in bloom, the weather is in the low 80s with possibly chilly nights, and there is an increased chance of rain. Crowds are below average and rates for hotels are reasonable. Events include whale migration, golf and surfing tournaments, and Chinese New Year.
March, April, and May
Weather is in the 70s and 80s during the day, with cooler nights and an overall decreased chance of rain. Hotel rates outside of Spring Break and Memorial Day are reasonable. Events include several cultural festivals.
June, July, and August
These months have higher temperatures in the mid-80s and 90s with warmer nights. Crowds and hotel rates increase with the beginning of summer and peak during the 4th of July. With careful timing, you can experience the Hawaiian Islands during some of the most popular festivals.
September and October
Temperatures in the 80s with the warmest ocean temperatures of the year. Less crowded than in the summer, especially after Labor Day. Hotel prices dip below the yearly average. This is hurricane season, though they rarely make landfall in Hawaii.
November and December
Higher than average rainfall, but warm weather in the 70s and 80s. If you avoid Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, you can experience fewer crowds and cheaper hotel rates. There are still plenty of festivals to enjoy, including Christmas events if you don’t mind the busier time of year.
Read more on each of the months listed to determine when is the best time for you to visit Hawaii! Find our blogs for each month below.