Traveling to Hawaii during July
Weather, Crowds, & Prices for July
Choosing the best time to visit the Hawaiian islands is pretty easy as there isn’t a wrong time to go. However, certain times of the year might appeal to you more than others. The stunning backdrop of Hawaii becomes pretty popular in July when school's out, and people have vacations on their minds. Here are some things to consider if you are planning a July trip to Hawaii.
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Hawaii Weather in July
Grab your sunglasses. At this time of year, rain is rare. July is second only to June when it comes to the lowest levels of rainfall. That’s good news since for much of the year; you can encounter rain almost every day. Although these little shower bursts don’t last long, it does call for keeping an umbrella handy, especially in the evenings when rainfall is more common. Nonetheless, traveling at the low rainy season makes good sense.
Not only will you encounter less rain, but you will also enjoy near perfect daytime temperatures that remain in the mid to low 80s. That is the ideal weather for activities and visiting the local sights.
You will see very comfortable night temperatures in the low 70s, offering some relief if you find the 80s a little high in the day. Evening temperatures in July are balmy once compared to the spring and winter when it can go as low as 60 F. Instead, you can look forward to strolling on the beach without a sweater.
The waters of Hawaii are also warm and inviting at an average of 80 degrees. You will be able to enjoy tons of water sports without worrying about chilly waters. If you plan to head to higher ground, such as the summit of a volcano, the temperature can drop quite a bit. A jacket is probably a good idea when you head for the higher elevations of the mountains.
Hawaii Crowds in July
July is one of the top three months people tend to visit Hawaii. But don’t worry if you were thinking of planning your trip at this time of year. Hawaii offers so many attractions, activities, and areas to visit that you will rarely have to worry about crowds. However, keep in mind that July is summer vacation, so it is family time. The busiest time is early July thanks to Fourth of July celebrations.
Hawaii Costs in July
Hotel rates tend to spike for the July 4th weekend, reaching about $310 per night. Overall, hotel rates tend to be above average in July. You can also find some deals closer to the annual average as well if you go a little later in the month. You will be traveling at a time of year when airfares tend to be higher. A good rule of thumb is to keep an eye out for deals on travel sites.
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Hawaii Events & Highlights in July
One of the reasons Hawaii is so popular for the Fourth of July is that they are known for spectacular events and firework displays. We’re talking top Hawaiian performers and awe-inspiring displays that keep people coming back year after year. You might even be fighting for elbow room with some events seeing as many as 50,000 people or more in attendance. If that seems a little too crowded for your tastes, there are other events that you can consider throughout the month, such as:
- Pineapple Festival: This Lanai festival is an annual event that can be accessed by ferry from Maui. Crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes, exhibitors, and entertainment abound, and the day ends with a stunning firework display.
- Prince Lot Hula Festival: This Oahu event is held at historic Iolani Palace and is the largest non-competitive hula celebration in Hawaii
- Koloa Plantation Days: This 10-day event celebrates the many ethnic groups welcomed by Hawaiians when they came to work on the sugar plantations of Kauai. Celebrations include music, dance, costumes, and food.
July might be a little more crowded and expensive than most months, but it also offers some of the best weather and most exciting events.