Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of O'ahu.

Hawaii's climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme due to near-constant trade winds from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, (around 31 °C) during the day and mid 70s, (around 24 °C) at night. Winter day temperatures are usually in the low to mid 80s, (around 28 °C) and (at low elevation) seldom dipping below the mid 60s (18 °C) at night. Snow, not usually associated with the tropics, falls at 4,205 metres (13,796 ft) on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island in some winter months. Snow rarely falls on Haleakala. Mount Wai?ale?ale, on Kaua?i, has the second highest average annual rainfall on Earth, about 460 inches (11,684.0 mm). Most of Hawaii has only two seasons: the dry season from May to October, and the wet season from October to April.

Hawaii is one of four states, besides the original thirteen, that were independent prior to becoming part of the United States

The Kingdom of Hawaii was sovereign from 1810 until 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown by resident American (and some European) businessmen. It was an independent republic from 1894 until 1898, when it was annexed by the United States as a territory, becoming a state in 1959.

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  • Luxurious Hawaiian Escape (Summer 2019)

    From $5,825.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: USA and Canada Luxury Gold 2019Hawaii's traditional greeting, Aloha, signifies love and compassion for others and nature.

  • 2019: Hawaiian Islands (8140)

    From $2,239.00 (USD)

    Discover the tropical beauty of Hawaii during this magnificent vacation, and enjoy pure tropical bliss as you island hop from Oahu to Hawaii and Kauai to Maui.

  • 2019: Essential Hawaii (8190)

    From $1,549.00 (USD)

    Say, 'Aloha,' to your most relaxing affordable island vacation yet. We've taken the very best of Hawaii to create the perfect retreat for the budget-minded traveler.

  • The Best of Hawaii

    From $6,990.00 (USD)

    Special tropical Tauck touches await on our classic four-island Hawaii tour - including ocean-view rooms at luxury beachfront resorts for 11 nights, cocktails and dinner at Iolani Palace in Honolulu, a private catamaran sail at sunset on the Big Isla...

  • Luxurious Hawaiian Escape with Kauai (Summer 2019)

    From $7,350.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: USA and Canada Luxury Gold 2019Hawaii's traditional greeting, Aloha, signifies love and compassion for others and nature.

  • Hawaiian Adventure

    From $3,899.00 (USD)

    Let the spirit of 'Aloha' be your guide on this leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii featuring three-night stays each in Oahu, Kauai and Maui. Enjoy your luxurious beachfront hotel in Waikiki.

  • Hawaiian Adventure

    From $3,849.00 (USD)

    Let the spirit of 'Aloha' be your guide on this leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii featuring three-night stays each in Oahu, Kauai and Maui. Enjoy your luxurious beachfront hotel in Waikiki.

  • USA, Canada and Central America 2019: Hawaiian Discovery First Class Summer 2019

    From $3,875.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA, Canada and Central America 2019Enjoy an authentic encounter with a tropical paradise, active volcanoes and an underwater wonderland-home to manta rays, which you will have a rare opportunity to see.

  • USA, Canada and Central America 2019: Hawaiian Explorer First Class Summer 2019

    From $3,025.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA, Canada and Central America 2019The highlights of Hawaii-trendy Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and live volcanic action at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park-are yours to discover on this island hop in Pacific par...

  • USA, Canada and Central America 2019: Best of Hawaii Premier Summer 2019

    From $3,850.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA, Canada and Central America 2019Forge an unforgettable connection with nature-from summiting the world's largest mountain to a leisurely lunch on the rim of Kilauea-tropical time the only thing on your mi...

Packages

  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Hotel

    From $1,221.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikiki
    Studio Ocean View. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

  • The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

    From $1,082.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Princeville
    Island View Deluxe Studio. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

  • Sheraton Kauai Resort

    From $1,164.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Poipu
    Garden Deluxe. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

  • Queen Kapiolani Hotel

    From $902.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikiki
    Standard. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

  • The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

    From $1,271.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kaanapali
    Studio Island View. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

  • Aston Kaanapali Shores

    From $891.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kaanapali
    Hotel. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

  • Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas

    From $2,271.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Oahu
    Two Bedroom Villa. Connecting rooms available upon request. FREE Wi-Fi. Kids 17 & younger stay FREE. Ask about Honeymoon amenities.

  • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

    From $955.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kaanapali
    Resort View. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

    From $916.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikiki
    Partial Ocean View King. Hawaii Vacation Sale - Up to 60% OFF in honor of our 60th anniversary.

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