State of Hawaii.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Hawai’i, also known as “The Aloha State,” is a tropical paradise in the central Pacific Ocean, comprising a chain of islands known for their stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. Each island offers a unique blend of natural wonders and traditional Hawaiian experiences.

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Honolulu (O’ahu): The state capital and largest city, Honolulu, is located on the island of O’ahu. It boasts iconic attractions like Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head State Monument, and the historic Pearl Harbor.

Maui: Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui offers diverse landscapes, from volcanic craters like Haleakalā to the lush Hana Highway. The island is also famous for its beautiful beaches and the scenic Road to Hana.

Hawai’i Island (Big Island): The largest of the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island is home to active volcanoes at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, stunning black sand beaches, and the historic town of Kailua-Kona.

Kaua’i: Often referred to as the “Garden Isle,” Kaua’i is known for its lush landscapes, dramatic cliffs of the Napali Coast, and the stunning Waimea Canyon.

Pali Lookout (O’ahu): Enjoy panoramic views of the Windward Coast from the Pali Lookout on O’ahu (map), a historic site with cultural significance.

Hanauma Bay (O’ahu): Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Hanauma Bay, a marine life conservation area known for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine species.

Na Pali Coast (Kaua’i): Explore the rugged beauty of the Na Pali Coast, either by hiking the Kalalau Trail (map) or taking a boat tour to witness its towering cliffs and hidden beaches.

Annual Events

Merrie Monarch Festival (Hilo, Hawai’i Island): This traditional hula competition and celebration of Hawaiian culture takes place annually in Hilo (map).

Aloha Festivals (Various Islands): Celebrated on multiple islands, the Aloha Festivals feature parades, cultural events, and traditional Hawaiian music and dance.

Maui Film Festival (Maui): Film enthusiasts can enjoy outdoor screenings and events against the backdrop of Maui’s stunning landscapes.

The Hawaiian islands provide a wide array of activities for visitors. Hiking and eco tours are popular across most islands, offering options like horseback riding, ATV adventures, air tours, and various ways to explore the diverse landscapes. The islands also feature museums and historical sites, including the significant Pearl Harbor. Engaging in cultural activities, such as a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu, can offer fascinating day-long experiences.

For those planning mountain hikes, it’s crucial to closely monitor local weather reports and exercise extreme caution, especially during rainy conditions. The mountainous areas are more susceptible to rain, and flash flooding near stream beds can occur suddenly and without warning. Hikers caught off guard may face risks of drowning or being swept downstream.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Foreign travelers entering Hawaii directly from another country are subject to the same entry requirements as for the United States in general. When leaving Hawaii on a domestic flight, you only need to show approved picture ID, which for foreign visitors would typically be a passport.

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BUS: TheBus (Oahu) • Hele-On (Hilo, Kona, Waimea and around the big island of Hawai’i) • Kaua’i Bus (Kauai) • Maui Bus (Kahului, Wailuku, Lahaina, and other places in western Maui)

AIRPORT: The flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco takes about 5 hours. Most flights from the mainland U.S. and almost all international flights land in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. From here, passengers destined for a neighbor island will connect to an interisland flight.

+ Hawaiian AirlinesMokulele Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, provide set scheduled flights between the islands.

FERRY: There are a few trans-Pacific cruises to Hawaii that leave from ports on the West Coast. On an 18-day, 5,000 miles (8,000 km) round-trip cruise between Hawaii and the West Coast, about 12 of those days will be at sea, with nothing on the horizon and nothing to do except what is on the ship.

In general ferry services between the islands are few and far between and many are not a practical means of transportation. Charter boats sail and motor between some islands, especially the Maui-Molokai-Lanai area.

CAR: Please note: Rental cars are in high demand, so please plan ahead to secure a reservation.  More information about vehicle rental and ground transportation options can be found here.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. + U.S. visa & entry requirements (visittheusa.com)

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Visit Honolulu.

The capital of Hawaii, situated on the southern shore of the island of Oahu, best known destination: Waikiki Beach.

Yelp: Yelp is a crowd-sourced review platform that provides information on local businesses, including restaurants, bars, and shops.

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.

National Weather Service (weather.gov)