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7 Amazing Things To See In Hawaii

The 50th state will take your breath away. A mix of American and Pacific Islander cultures forges a distinctive identity, and the landscape is second to none when it comes to volcanoes and blue lagoons. What are some great things to see in Hawaii?

Hanauma Bay

Snorkeling is the only way to get face-to-face with Hawaii's fascinating coral and marine life, and Hanauma Bay is one of the best spots! Don't forget an underwater camera!

Pearl Harbor

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II is one of the biggest in American history. Visit the memorial to the USS Arizona and learn about the tragic history.

Volcanoes National Park

Take a journey to the center of the earth... almost. Visit Black Sands beach to learn about rock formations and lava, and hike amazing craters.

Iolani Palace

In 1879, King Kalakaua built his Iolani Palace in Honolulu, which is the only official royal residence in the United States today. Definitely take a guided tour!

Diamond Head

Right next to Waikiki Beach is Diamond Head. Its life has been vast - first it was a volcano, then an army base, and now it's a hikable mountain providing wonderful views!

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau

Meaning "place of refuge" in the Hawaiian language - criminals used to flee here to avoid execution - this national park includes temples, turtles, and of course, stunning foliage.

Onizuka Center

Did you know Hawaii had an observatory? Stargaze from the Onizuka Center - at the top of a 4000-meter high mountain in the middle of the world's largest ocean.

Hawaii: Our Tips

When should I go?

Rainy season is from November to March, when it can get a little gloomy on the islands, but other than that, any time is good!

What's the weather like?

Unsurprisingly, very warm - no wonder Hawaii is such a popular vacation destination! While you may rush to pack your bathing suit, remember that it's also really important to take care in the sun. That means sunscreen and staying in the shade at midday.

How long should I stay?

Although in terms of land area it's one of the smallest US states, it's not necessarily easy to get around Hawaii in a small amount of time - there are quite a few islands with so much to see. If you'd like to get a lot out of your trip, plan two weeks and stay at least three days per island.

Good to Know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-10:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Spring may be the best time to visit due to the warm temperatures and lack of rainfall, making hiking and beach visits pleasant. Summer is dry, but the temperature gets very hot, the humidity is high, and the surf is down.

What People Are Saying About Hawaii

Fantastic tour with a great tour and knowledgeable tour guide

We went on the the full day Pearl Harbor and Oahu day tour and had a wonderful time. It was simply amazing to see and experience everything that went on in Pearl Harbor first hand. A remarkable experience which we will never forget. Our tour guide Lolita was simply amazing! So knowledgeable about Hawaii's history and its attractions. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor and Oahu Full-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 08/12/2016

Nathan is the best tour guide on Maui... by far.

This tour was beyond excellent. I believe this is because of Nathan's local knowledge, down-to-earth personality, and level of comfort with the windy Hana roads. He took the time to stop and pick us fruit, find us everything we wanted at local markets and stands, and made sure to explain LITERALLY everything about Maui's (and other Hawaiian islands') environment, history, and agriculture. By the end of this 12 hour tour, I felt no information or part of my experience was redundant. Each turn of the road to Hana was filled with new tidbits wisdom (I mean who else could nonchalantly break down the gender and reproduction patterns of coconuts!?), good laughs, and magnificent sights. Thanks Nathan!
Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the Road to Hāna Reviewed by Justin, 09/03/2014

Complicated day made easy by using Pono to get us from point to point.

Nelson from Pono Express met us at the ship. Drove us to Waimea Canyon - making some photo stops on the way. We were then dropped at the Small Boat Basin at 1 for a trip through Napali Experience. Made arrangements to get picked up at 7. Right on time Nelson was there. No worries. He even let us keep some of our clothing in his van while we were on our excursion. This would have been impossible for us without Pono & Nelson.

Great tour guide Andrew, friendly and knowledgable.

Beautiful scenery, leisurely drive. Wheelchair accessible. Our group ranged in age from 10 months old to senior citizens. Fun for all.
Kaua’i: Waimea Canyon 4-Hour Tour Reviewed by Judy, 12/28/2013

Very informative and the time was managed well

Our guides were excellent - good team. What I enjoyed most was the time they spent telling us about the history behind the flows and the future expectations. I highly recommend the tour. Well worth the price.

Hawaii
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