There are several factors to consider when planning a vacation to Hawaii. How many days you need in Hawaii is contingent on how many islands you are planning to visit, how much money you are looking to spend, the kinds of activities you want to participate in, and how you’re getting to the islands. While you’re planning your trip, strategize and identify your priorities before you decide on a set number of days for your vacation. Once you nail down these factors, you’ll have more of an idea of how many days to carve out for your trip. Keep reading to learn our tips on how to choose the number of days you need in Hawaii.
How many islands do you want to visit?
While it is possible to visit all six main Hawaiian Islands in a week, for instance, you won’t get to see much of each island. If you want to visit all six in one trip, you’ll want to budget adequate time to see, as well as travel to and from, each island. Seeing all of the Hawaiian islands, or even as many as four, might entail two full weeks. If you only want to see one or two islands, a week is sufficient time, just keep in mind a few days will be spent traveling.
What’s Your Hawaii Budget?
If you are trying to see Hawaii on a budget, which is perfectly realistic and reasonable, you should book fewer days. Even if you’re not planning expensive excursions or sightseeing while you’re there, scheduling a trip for fewer days saves you money in hotel fees, airline tickets (especially if you book at the right time,) and other travel expenses. Factor in things like souvenir or clothes shopping, as well as dining out, since you’ll likely want to indulge while you’re there, even if you’re on a budget.
What kinds of activities do you want to do while you’re there?
If you want to just lounge on the beach and swim at your hotel’s pool (which are totally valid reasons for vacationing in Hawaii!) you should only book a few days. A whole week on the beach may feel monotonous or like a waste of money. If you’re planning to go the whole nine yards with hikes, helicopter tours, and volcano visits in addition to chilling on the beach, you’ll want to book at least a week, regardless of the number of islands you plan to visit.
How are you getting there?
How are you planning on visiting Hawaii? Booking a vacation with a cruise line is a common and popular option, because they distinctly set a definitive number of days at each island, so you don’t have to worry about that while planning your trip. If you’re flying into Hawaii and then planning on continuing flying between islands, you’ll need to account for the days you lose in travel time.
Best of luck planning your trip! We hope our tips helped you get an idea for how many days you’ll need in Hawaii to enjoy the most fulfilling vacation possible.
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