One of the most beautiful times of the year in the Baltimore area is fall, with clear, crisp air, cobalt blue skies and madly spectacular color in the surrounding foliage. For some, however, the lure of island breezes, surfing on azure waves and an oceanside vacation is overpowering. The lower cost of air travel, a better choice of affordable hotels, fewer crowds and moderate temperatures check off all the boxes for a tropical getaway.
A nonstop flight from either Baltimore or Washington DC to Honolulu takes a little over 10 hours for a nonstop flight and 13 hours on a connecting flight. There are no nonstop flights to Kailua Kona and connecting flights average between 12 and 19 hours.
Numerous carriers operate flights on a regular basis, either nonstop or connecting from Baltimore and Washington D.C. to both Honolulu and Kailua Kona, including United, Delta, American, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Island Air.
When you fly from Baltimore to Honolulu, there are three daily nonstop flights. Various carriers offer three weekly connecting flights to Kailua Kona from this airport. If you'd prefer to depart from either of Washington DC's airports to Honolulu, there is one nonstop flight per day, but no nonstop flights to Kailua Kona.
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, just ten miles south of Baltimore, has five concourses that serve both domestic and international carriers. Washington, D.C. has two international airports that provide flights to Hawaii. From Baltimore, you may choose to travel the 40 mile distance to D.C. by Metrorail, Metrobus or MARC trains to increase your flight choices.
The very best time to save money on a Hawaiian vacation in Honolulu or Kailua Kona is from September to November. Airfare, hotels and amenities are the most affordable and the weather is moderate. November is less expensive, but it is also the rainiest month, so plan to bring a light jacket and travel umbrella during this time.
There are plenty of fun things to do in Baltimore, or Charm City as the locals refer to it, in the fall. Leaf-peeping is outstanding as the fall foliage emerges from it's summer garb, and you can bar-hop in costume, cheer for the Ravens football club with your friends and family at a local sports bar and enjoy the farm-fresh produce at local farmers' markets. However, if your 'Bawlmer' heart leans more towards azure blue surf, white sands and exotic foliage, you can jet off to Honolulu or Kailua Kona, Hawaii's Big Island, for a fall holiday. While in metropolitan Honolulu, surrounded by turquoise seas and lush green valleys, enjoy spacious parks, boutique shopping on Kalakaua Avenue and golfing. And don't miss visiting the Pearl Harbor Memorial, Waikiki Beach or Leahi, the Diamond Head crater while you're there. Kailua Kona, on the west side of the Big Island, has transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a lively capital city, ideal as home base when touring this side of the island. Get up before the sun and revel in snorkeling at sunrise on King Kam Beach, take a Manta Ray night dive or visit the seahorse farm. Baltimore has a lot to offer its residence in the fall, but international travelers also know that fall is the very best time to visit Honolulu or Kailua Kona when you can snag the very best airfares, hotel accommodations and travel packages.
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