Best Time to Fly to Honolulu
It’s easy to see why so many people book Honolulu flights every year. The weather is gorgeous, the island is hopping and where else in America can you book one trip and have access to seven other islands?
The peak season to visit Honolulu is not when the Hawaiian weather is the best, but when the rest of the country’s weather is the worst. Airfare prices are high and the resorts are fully booked from mid-December through March and sometimes into April. The last two weeks of December are particularly busy in O’ahu. The summer school vacation brings a lot of families to O’ahu, but you can get better travel deals on airline tickets and hotel rates than in winter.
The best rates are available in the spring and fall, mid-April to mid-June and September to mid-December. However, if you’re coming in the spring, book your reservations early as the last week in April is Japan’s Golden Week (four national holidays in one week), and the islands are very busy with Japanese visitors.
Why you should take a flight to Honolulu
Once you arrive in Honolulu, find a quiet spot on one of the golden beaches and watch the tranquil turquoise waters wave as visions of hula dancers parade in your head. Grab your jasmine-scented lei as you leave your Honolulu flight and start exploring. Sure, flying to Honolulu lands you in the largest city in Hawaii, but there’s more to this state’s capital than congested highways and booked hotel rooms.
Honolulu travelers will find themselves immersed in rainforests, exploring canyons and mesmerized by breathtaking waterfalls. Trips to Honolulu will also take travelers back in time to one of America’s most pivotal moments. Just a short drive from Honolulu is Pearl Harbor, where on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacks on this island brought the United States into World War II.
The museums and historic and cultural sites are more reasons to book Honolulu airline tickets, and will immerse you in Hawaiian culture and lore. Waikiki Beach provides an introduction to water activities and surfing. For pounding surf, take a drive to the north shore and visit its magnificent beaches. In the winter, head to Honolulu and watch the professional surfers compete on the north shore’s monster waves.
The flight to Honolulu is quite long – at least 10 hours from New York – so grab yourself a couple good novels and recent tour guide of Hawaii and relax…you’re on your way to paradise.
The year-round temperature typically ranges from the high 60s to high 80s (Fahrenheit).There are two seasons, dry and rainy. The rainy season runs from November to March. The dry season is the rest of the year. June to November is the time for hurricanes.
Honolulu’s bus system covers most of the city, making it the easiest way to get around. For a narrated tour during your travels, hop on the Waikiki Trolley, which stops at attractions in Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. If you’re planning on going outside of the city, you’ll want to rent a car. Car rentals are reasonably priced, but traffic can be very heavy inside the city.