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Plan Your Hawaii Vacation

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Plan in advance and get the most of your visit

Without advanced planning your Hawaii dream vacation could very well fall short of your expectations. But the simple step of planning ahead can make all the difference in making your dream Hawaii vacations a reality.

If you’re reading this paragraph, you’re one step ahead of the game, because now you know the most important, basic rule on Hawaii vacations: Plan Ahead.

Here you’ll find all the essential steps to take before booking a flight for your Hawaii vacations.

Step 1: When Should I Go?
Hawaii is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. The weather never falls into the extremes and the islands will be filled with tourists at any given month.

The busiest season is Winter, as tourists migrate from their cold homelands. During the summer the islands tend to be a little hotter and in the winter a little rainer.

If you plan your Hawaii vacations durign major holidays, prepare to pay higher prices for lodging. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter all bring in more tourists increasing the demand for lodging. Cost-wise, mid-April and mid-November can be the best times to find bargains as hotels and resorts lower their prices in the off-season.

If your Hawaii vacation if centered around a certain event, then you don’t really have a decision on when to go. You’ll go when the event occurs. With this in mind, if you’re having a hard time deciding when the best time to travel is, then choose an event and plan to vacation during that time.

Plan Your Hawaii Vacation

Step 2: Do I Have Enough Money?
The amount of money you’ll need on your Hawaii vacations depends on your traveling style. With the ample options for food, lodging, and activities, Hawaii can accomadate people of all different financial positions.

Airfare: Airfare is usually one of the heftier budget items. In general, you’ll usually be paying $400 for a roundtrip from the West coast, $600 from the East coast. As for interisland flights, costs will be from $70-$115 one-way.

Transportation: You’ll need to rent a car if you’re planning on staying in Hawaii. For $175-$250 you can rent a car for a week. The only exception for the necesity of renting a car is Oahu. Oahu sports a complete and inexpensive bus system.

Lodging: Lodging is available in all types and forms for a wide range of prices. The main islands have state and county campgrounds at single digit pries. There are also hostel-style places with dorm beds for less than $20 and Bed & Breakfasts for around $50 per double. Standard middle-class hotels are a minimum $125 per night. As for deluxe beachfronts, expect to pay $200 a night. Finally, get ready to pay $300 nightly for the world-class hotels.

Step 3: What Should I Do Once I’m There?
Believe it or not, some people just book their flights to Hawaii without any idea of what they will do once they arrive. Sounds good for the adventure seekers, but for others this is the recipe for disaster.

So, plan ahead by finding activities and events you would like to do before going to Hawaii. Get organized and create an itinerary that details what you will do each day of your Hawaii vacation. By doing so you will ensure a fun-filled, hassle-free stay on the 50th state.

You can actually book and reserve your spot in many activities online. By doing so, you prevent the dreadful possibilty of wasting your time wating in line, throwing away your valuabe vacation time.