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Getting there by air

Major airlines serving Hawaii include Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, ANA, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Delta Airlines.

Getting around

Renting a car is the most rewarding way to explore most islands. This is especially true for Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island.

Avoiding tour-bus crowds

Visit highly popular attractions before mid-morning or in the late afternoon.

Hawaiian climate

The Hawaiian Islands are blessed with balmy year-round temperatures. But there are some factors to take into account:

Summer vs. winter

Summer runs from April through November, with temperatures averaging 27ºF (80ºF). Winter stretches from December through March, with temperatures averaging about 24ºC (76ºF).


It rains more in the winter, but brief tropical downpours can occur (usually around noon) any time of the year. Then the sun rules the daytime sky again.

Medical issue

If your cruise ship will be sailing between Hawaii and the North American coast, and you have a serious health condition that could possibly require an emergency helicopter evacuation to a land hospital, then be aware:

There will be nothing between the islands and the coast except the ocean. You'll be out of helicopter reach for several days.



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Hawaii tourism Authority / Tor Johnson


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