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Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

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Port Macquarie
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Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

We are planning a trip to Hawaii but would like to go when the weather is not real hot and not the USA Holidays. Is April or May the best time to go.

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1. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

Did you want to go to the Big Island? As you specifically posted on the Big island. May is a good time in Hawaii for all the islands - and most US schools are still in session. :)

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2. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

We would like to do 2 islands, Oahu and either the Big Island or Maui.

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3. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

How long do you have for your vacation Polly? The Big island does take quite a bit of time to explore . . . so it really depends on how long your trip is. Anything you particularily want to see and/or do? :)

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4. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

Second half of April through May or November (aside from Thanksgiving) are cooler times that are quiet.

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5. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

As long as you avoid the summer months you should be fine.

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6. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

We are looking at about 7-10 days on either island.

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7. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

With only 7-10 days, you really only have time for one island or possibly a split btw 2 of the smaller islands.

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8. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

End of April and May are good choices, it is warm but not hot. July - Nov are the hottest months IMHO. With only 7 - 10 days 2 islands is pushing it.. If you do 10 days split them evenly. If you have to do 7 days I would consider just one island.

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9. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

Be aware that the Japanese travel big time in the "Golden week" period. End of April first week in May. There were a lot of Japanese tourists at the Fairmont last year when we were there first week of May. It's not usually an issue on the BI, but I hear Oahu can be jammed at these periods. Not sure about Maui. Weather is perfect. From April through early November it only goes up and down a few degrees, no big deal.

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10. Re: Travelling to Hawaii in April or May

We are going to do 7-10 days on both islands not 7-10 between the 2 islands. Thanks for the advice