Step 1: Pick An Island
The first step in planning your trip to Hawaii is to know what you want. It’s great to do research on which islands you would like to visit. Each island has its own flavor, landscapes, and experiences. With their own unique selling point choosing the right spot can be pretty difficult.
Step 2: Decide if You Want to Visit More Than One Hawaiian Island
Visiting more than one island is a fantastic idea if you have the time. There are no ferries between the islands which means you have to fly. Hawaiian Airlines links all of the islands for an affordable price, but the time involved with checking out of your accommodation, arriving at the airport, check-in, flight time, car rental, and then arriving at your next destination can eat up an entire day so you should assess your time wisely.
Also, while flights are not expensive $150 on average does eat up a bit of the budget if you do a lot of hopping between islands. Generally, we would say spend at least three days on each island but recommend even more time to not feel rushed.
Step 3: Decide When Should You Visit Hawaii?
Hawaii is generally very busy. Its reputation and location in the middle of the Pacific draws in visitors from the States, Asia, and Australia. The high season generally runs from the end of November until April, with the peak being the holidays. During this time accommodation, airfare, and rental cars can be extremely high. The draw is the opportunity to escape the cold in the Northern Hemisphere and see humpbacks whales from October to May.
If you’re set on the busier periods of time it’s still possible to find some solace and space on the islands, but just requires staying away from the main points of interests and resorts. Kauai in July was quiet away for us when we were away from the resorts. The same goes for Maui and Hawaii. Whereas Oahu is busy year-round with plenty of military personnel and an island of one million people.
Step 4: Book Your Flight and Package from us
The vast majority of arrivals will be into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on the island of Oahu. It’s Hawaii’s primary commercial airport and serves domestic carriers along with many international carriers. There are a number of direct flights from the U.S. mainland that still include Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. Once you arrive in Hawaii there are no ferries in between the islands so you’ll need to take inter-island flights, which the majority are operated by Hawaiian Airlines.
But with our package, we’ll set you up with private ferries for you to visit them hassle-free. Interested? Contact us now!