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Insider Tips for Hawaii

Next time you travel to the gorgeous isles of Hawaii, you will have these helpful tips in your back pocket to make the most of your trip.

Hawaii is a year-round destination. Summer spans April through November and is generally warmer and drier, with temperatures averaging 75 to 88 degrees F. Winter, between December and March, is cooler at 68 to 80 degrees F. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.

Direct flights from the U.S. mainland arrive in and depart from Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island. Many interisland flights connect through Oahu and average 30 to 50 minutes. Daily ferry service connects Maui to Lanai and Molokai.

If your group has a red-eye flight back to the mainland, plan a relaxing beachside dinner before heading to the airport.

Shoulder season, late-September through early November and April through early June, may offer lower group hotel rates, based on availability.

The Department of Agriculture enforces strict rules regarding the exportation of uninspected plants and animals and requires a declaration form for each person arriving in Hawaii. When departing, luggage must pass a preflight screening for uninspected fruits and plants. Items purchased at the airport or mailed home from local vendors are inspected for you.

The islands’ ABC Stores sell T-shirts, macadamia nut treats and souvenirs at good prices.

Hawaii Tourism Authority