Cheap Hawaii Vacations
Your Hawaii vacation
With beautiful beaches, active volcanoes and warm weather, paradise may sound pricey, but that needn't be the case. From the cosmopolitan Honolulu to the sun rises over Mount Haleakala, let CheapTickets lead you to the land of aloha. Hike Diamond Head, drink Mai Tais at sunset and kayak the Kealakekua Bay. Whether it's your first trip or an annual pilgrimage, the ultimate Hawaii vacation is only a click away.
Best time to take a vacation to Hawaii
Best Time to Go
Hawaii’s archipelago is thriving with good weather the whole year round. Mauna Kea of Hawaii Island features excellent skiing conditions during the winter months. The best months for Hawaii vacations in terms of minimal wallet damage, smaller crowds and good weather, are May and September. You will be able to enjoy the best of the sea while island hopping through Hawaii’s six islands tailored for travelers: Maui, Oahu, Hawaii Island, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai.
Insider tips for Hawaii travel
Ala Moana Hotel
Check out Ala Moana Hotel, nestled between Honolulu and Waikiki beach and home to Rumors nightclub and just a short walk away from the Ala Moana Beach Park.
Enjoy the local appetizers such as the Loco Moco, hamburger steak served with rice and egg, at the Café 100 on Hilo on the Big Island.
Choose between the Queen Kaahumanu Center or visit the local shopping options at Paia Town in Maui.
Ancient petroglyph drawings are found on boulders and ancient lava flows near Lanai’s Shipwreck Beach.
Na Pali Coast
The Na Pali coast in Kauai prides itself as the spot for Jurassic Park & King Kong movie shoots, and is heralded as the most breathtaking shoreline around the world.
Waikiki and Honolulu (Oahu)
The starting, stopping and staying points of many Hawaii vacations, Waikiki and Honolulu have been shaped with tourism in mind. Hula dancers, beaches and ukuleles abound, but you'll also find plenty of cheap eateries, hotels and shopping, too. Trek up to Diamond Head Crater for gorgeous views in the Pacific, and bring the little ones to the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center to enjoy hands-on exhibits and educational activities.
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Oahu)
A sanctuary for Hawaiians of old, this historic park offers serene spots to stroll on your Hawaii travels. View ancient temples, wooden ki'I, tidepools, turtles and more. Admission prices are a modest $5 per vehicle, or $3 per person when entering on foot or bike, and free for kids 15 and younger.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Big Island)
See the awesome power of nature at this unforgettable site where hiking opportunities are second to none. Kilauea is the world's most active volcano, constantly sending streams of molten lava into the sea. Entrance fees cost just $10 per vehicle or $5 for individuals. Get there before 9 a.m. to enhance the experience with a ranger-led program.
Waimea Canyon (Kauai)
Over 10 miles long and up to 3500 feet deep, this craggy chasm of long-dried lava is the place for photo-opportunities. Stay up top for extraordinary vistas or hike through the canyon floor alongside the Waimea River to witness natural history in action.
Haleakala National Park (Maui)
Discover why Mark Twain claimed sunrise on Mount Haleakala sublime. You have to start your trek early (about 3 a.m.), but the dawning views from the summit make it oh-so worth it. On the way you'll experience unique wildlife, volcanic landscapes and seriously soulful terrain. A three-day entry pass is $10 per vehicle or $5 for individuals, making it a budget must on your Hawaii travels.