Hawaii’s six main islands have their own distinct character, and our specialists have explored each one in-depth. They can help you decide where to go in Hawaii, whether your interests lie in finding the best beaches or the real Hawaiian culture.
Oahu is home to Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, and the most developed of the islands. Here, places to visit include Pearl Harbor and the surfing paradise of Waikiki Beach. On Big Island, you can split your time between the soft sand beaches along its western shore and the dynamic landscape of Volcanoes National Park in the east. Maui’s tropical rainforest slopes down to classic white and volcanic-black beaches where turtles come to nest, while you can take in Kauai’s evocative Na Pali coastline by helicopter or boat. Then there are the smaller, quieter islands of Lanai and Molokai, where a more traditional way of life resumes.
Popular places to visit in Hawaii
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Hawaii, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.