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Best time to visit Hawaii

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The best time to visit Hawaii is April-May

Are you looking for the best time to visit Hawaii? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Hawaii is a great destination to visit almost all year round, April-May is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

During the peak of the warmer months, temperatures in Honolulu, Hawaii can rise to a maximum of around 29℃ (84℉). In the colder months such as February, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 21℃ (69℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Hawaii though so you can find out more information about this below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Hawaii, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Hawaii in October. Head there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Hawaii, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

September

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

Hawaii seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Hawaii is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Hawaii

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
HiloMarch-April
22℃
18℃
21℃
18℃
21℃
18℃
22℃
18℃
22℃
19℃
23℃
20℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
23℃
20℃
22℃
19℃
HonoluluApril-May
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
25℃
22℃
26℃
23℃
26℃
23℃
27℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
26℃
23℃
25℃
22℃
KahuluiApril-May
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
23℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
26℃
25℃
25℃
24℃
24℃
23℃
Kailua-KonaApril
23℃
21℃
23℃
21℃
23℃
21℃
23℃
21℃
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
23℃
25℃
24℃
25℃
23℃
25℃
24℃
24℃
23℃
23℃
22℃
KauaiMarch-May
24℃
21℃
23℃
20℃
23℃
21℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
22℃
26℃
23℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
25℃
23℃
24℃
22℃
MauiApril-May
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
23℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
26℃
25℃
25℃
24℃
24℃
23℃
PoipuMay
24℃
21℃
23℃
20℃
23℃
21℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
22℃
26℃
23℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
25℃
23℃
24℃
22℃
PrincevilleMay
24℃
21℃
23℃
20℃
23℃
21℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
22℃
26℃
23℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
26℃
24℃
25℃
23℃
24℃
22℃
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Top FAQs

The warmest month of the year in Honolulu, one of the most popular places to visit in Hawaii, is September.
The driest month of the year in Honolulu, Hawaii, is usually around July each year.

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