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Hawaii - The Aloha State in the Pacific Ocean

Wreaths of flowers, hula, breathtaking beaches, galactic waves, roaring surf, suntanned surfers, volcanism with fiery lava, all this and more is the 50th state of the USA. Hawaii is also called the Aloha State, after the Hawaiian word for “hello” and “goodbye”. But no matter what name you give the state with its six main islands, a vacation to Hawaii always promises an unforgettable experience and is definitely worth the price.

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Hawaii in numbers, data and facts | Geographical location and climate | Tickets for attractions and activities | Weather and Climate in Hawaii | People of Hawaii | The 10 Biggest Cities in Hawaii | Hotels, Apartments and Vacation Rentals | Hawaii for tourists | Worthwhile Activities in Hawaii | Economy and Infrastructure in Hawaii | The State of Hawaii and Politics | History of Hawaii | Getting to Hawaii

Hawaii
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The islands are a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world, but especially for Americans who like to spend their Christmas holidays in Hawaii.

Hawaii in numbers, data and facts

  • surface: Total area 28,311 km2 of which 16,625 km2 land area
  • Residents: 1.427.538 (2017)
  • Member of the USA since: 21.8.1959
  • Time zone: UTC-10
  • Highest peak: 4205 m (Mount Kea)
  • Deepest point: 0 meters (Pacific Ocean)
  • Average height: 925 m
  • Capital: Honolulu
  • State motto: Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ‚Ãina i ka Pono (The life of the land is preserved by righteousness)
  • Official languages ​​(official languages): English, Hawaiian

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Geographical location and climate

Hawaii does not only consist of a single island, but represents a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is named after the largest island, which is also known as the “Big Island”. The archipelago belongs to Polynesia and lies at the northern tip of the Polynesian triangle. If you draw a straight line from Guadalajara in Mexico, you would come across the main island of Hawaii about 3700 kilometers west. The 137 atolls and islands cover an area of ​​approximately 16,000 km2, the size of the Superior National Forest in Minnesota. Most of the islands are not inhabited. For example the “Leeward Islands” in the northwest.

The Hawaiian Islands in the water of the Pacific are all of volcanic origin, but Hawaii is not like other volcanic areas at the junction of two plates, but directly on the Pacific plate on a so-called “hot spot”. Something similar can be found in the Marquesas Islands.

Tickets for attractions and activities

Tickets for sights and activities in Hawaii can be found at www.getyourguide.de.

Weather and climate in Hawaii

Hawaii can boast not only with almost all climatic zones, but also with average temperatures between 21 and 29 ° C. In the months of October to March it rains more than in the rest of the year, but there are no distinct seasons. In February 2019 something unprecedented happened: Snow fell down to the lower elevations of Maui, the group's second largest island.

The prevailing northeast trade winds give Hawaii a mild and balanced climate with pleasant temperatures. The wind-facing sides of the mountains are tropically humid, while those facing away from the wind are relatively dry.

In the end, there is no best travel time for the islands. Less rainfall is expected between May and October, which is why these months are often cited as the best travel time, but the islands are also a worthwhile travel destination in winter.

Population of Hawaii

The inhabitants of Hawaii are descended from the first settlers who landed by boat around 1500 years ago from the Marquesa Islands. 500 years later, more immigrants from Tahiti arrived in Hawaii. These immigrants brought with them the traditions underlying Hawaiian culture, which over the centuries have been supplemented by new achievements such as surfing, hula dancing, and exchanging wreaths of flowers.

After the discovery of the islands by James Cook in 1778, missionaries and whalers settled on the islands, who subsequently recruited workers from Asia (especially Japan) for the cultivation of sugar cane and pineapples, as the islands are well suited for this use. The “golden people” of Hawaii emerged from the connections between the Polynesian first settlers and, above all, the Japanese workers from Asia.

Approximately 48 people share 1 km2 of area. Roughly a quarter of the total population lives in Honolulu on the main island. Since 2010, more people have moved away from Hawaii than new ones come as the cost of living rises sharply. Asians are the largest group of the population today, followed by Europeans. Polynesians are only in third place.

The 10 Biggest Cities in Hawaii

  1. Honolulu (390,000 residents)
  2. Pearl City (48,000 inhabitants)
  3. Hilo (43,000 inhabitants)
  4. Kailua (38,000 inhabitants)
  5. Waipanu (38,000 inhabitants)
  6. Kaneohe (34,000 inhabitants)
  7. Mililani Town (27,000 inhabitants)
  8. Kahului (26,000 inhabitants)
  9. Ewa Gentry (23,000 inhabitants)
  10. Mililani Mauka (21,000 inhabitants)

Hotels, apartments and holiday homes

For hotels, apartments and vacation rentals in Hawaii, visit www.booking.com.


Hawaii for tourists

Pleasant temperatures, an overwhelming and simply beautiful varied landscape, one or the other volcano, the hula dances, the suntanned surfer boys, the dream beaches, the coral reefs in the beautiful underwater world around the islands, green rainforests and much more. Anyone who visits the Aloha State as a tourist on vacation is more or less spoiled for choice.

In any case, you shouldn't just let the sun shine on your stomach on the beach and enjoy the food in the hotel, but also take a look at the many cultural sights and natural beauties of the islands such as the unique volcanic landscapes while on vacation. Because Hawaii has so much more to offer than just a beach vacation. This is partly due to the Polynesian influence. Many well-known traditions, such as the leis and the dances, are of Polynesian origin.

We have put together the most important attractions of the island world for you here.

tip: Before you go, buy a good travel guide for your vacation. A travel guide may help you to discover a sight or two that you would otherwise have missed. Nice towns or good bars, for example. And if you not only benefit from travel tips and other useful information, but want to dream a few weeks before your actual stay, then a visit to the Getty Images website is worthwhile. The images can be viewed free of charge on Getty Images; only use is subject to a fee.

One of the most famous places in Paradise Hawaii: Waikiki

Anyone thinking about a trip to Hawaii will inevitably come across Waikiki. Waikiki is actually a district of Honolulu on O’ahu and is home to one of the most famous beaches in the world, Waikiki Beach, which definitely serves one or the other cliché that is associated with the islands. Lifeguards included.

Originally, however, the Honolulus district was a source of peace and quiet for the royal family. Today it is a tourist stronghold on the dream island. The main street in this Honolulu district is Kalakaua Avenue, which is also home to the city's largest hotels and the Honolulu Zoo.

Cultural monuments and landmarks in Hawaii

There are some cultural and historical things to see in Hawaii.

  • Royal palace: The Royal Palace was completed in 1882 and was the home of the Hawaiian rulers until the US takeover and the end of the monarchy. From 1810 Kamehameha I was the sole ruler and thus the first king of Hawaii. The Iolani Palace is the only one of its kind in the entire United States.
  • Aloha Tower: The Aloha Tower at Pier Nine in Honolulu is a lighthouse and a well-known landmark. It was built in 1926 and is 10 stories high. For over 4 decades, the tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii.
  • Leper Colony: The leper colony is another historically interesting place. The tiny island of Molokai was home to two leper colonies into which lepers were forcibly deported from 1866 onwards. One of them, Kalaupapa, has now been declared a national park.
     
    Around 2,000 unmarked graves can be found on the island, in which the people found their final resting place, which was wiped out by leprosy and the devastating conditions there without accommodation, medical care and hardly any food.
     
    The way there is not easy, however. You need a pass from the health authorities and can only get to the peninsula by plane, on foot or on a mule. Former lepers still live here in Kalaupapa today, but no one has been forcibly transported here since 1949. Half of the 100 inhabitants of the village work for the Ministry of Health and the other half in the national park.
  • Westminster Abbey of Hawaii: Westminster Abbey of Hawaii is in Downtown Honolulu. The Kawaiaha’o Church is one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in Hawaii.
  • Sugar cane mills: The sugar cane mills on the south coast of Kauai are still standing. Built in 1835, they were part of Hawaii's first commercially successful sugar plantation. In 1996 the mill was closed and only the ruins can be viewed.
  • Pearl Harbor: Of course, the naval base in Pearl Harbor is also a point of contact for tourists. Here at the base in Pearl Harbor, 2,400 people were killed in the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Another 1,200 were injured in the air strike. All eight US Navy battleships were damaged and the event in late 1941 is interpreted as triggering the United States' entry into World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial was erected here in honor of the sailors who died in the sinking of the USS Arizona.
  • Captain Cook Monument: The spot where Captain Cook disembarked is another attraction. On the island of Kauai on the Waimea River, James Cook first set foot on the Hawaiian mainland in 1778. There is a memorial plaque here today.
  • Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau is the greatest holy place on O’ahu. The name can be freely translated as “hill of escape”. The site was probably built in the 16th century and human sacrifices may have been made here. From 1819 the once holy site was only used as a field until Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau was finally recognized as a national monument in 1962.
     
    Another historic monument can be seen on the island of Kona. Here on the ruins of an ancient village, Hawaiian culture has been recreated with fish ponds, stone sculptures and religious sites.
  • Washington Place: Washington Place is where Queen Lili’uokalani was arrested during the coup. After the Queen's arrest and the end of the monarchy, it was home to 13 Hawaiian governors before being turned into a museum.
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: Queen Emma's Summer Palace was completed in 1848 and served as the rulers' summer residence from 1857 to 1885. Today it functions as a museum maintained by the Daughters of Hawaii. Emma Kalanikaumakaʻamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke was the wife of King Kamehameha IV. She was under discussion as the successor to the throne after his death, but King Kalãkaua was elected.
  • Hawaiian Mission Houses: Founded in 1920 on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Christian missionaries to Hawaii, the Hawaiian Mission Houses were designated a US National Historic Landmark in 1962, and finally listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The Honolulu building houses documents, artifacts, and other exhibits dating from between 1820 and 1863, when the missionaries went out to proselytize the Hawaiian indigenous people. In total, over 3,000 artifacts and more than 12,000 books are kept here. The buildings can be visited for a fee.
  • Bernice P. Bishop Museum: The Bernice P. Bishop Museum is located in Honolulu's historic Kalihi neighborhood. It houses numerous Hawaiian pieces and the third largest collection of insects in the United States.
  • Statues of Kamehameha I: Anyone who loves Hawaii Five-O knows them. And if you have only seen pictures of Hawaii, you will have already seen them. The statue of Kamehameha I, which not only stands in one place, but also in different places. In addition to the bronze statue of the first King of Hawaii modeled by Thomas R. Gould in 1880, there are also several reproductions that can be found in various places in Hawaii on the one hand, but also in Washington D.C. on the other. The original statue is in front of the old Kapa’au Courthouse in Hawaii County.

National parks and natural landmarks in Hawaii

The main island alone offers 4 national parks and a “National Historic Trail”.

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: The “Hawaii Volcanoes National Park” opened in 1916. Here in the volcanic landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are the largest volcano in the world, Mauna Loa, and the most active volcano in the world, Kilauea. Kilauea has been erupting regularly since 1983 and sends masses of lava down the southeastern slope into the sea during its volcanic eruptions. 2.5 million visitors marvel at the lava landscape with its lava flows every year. Updates to Kilauea can be found on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website
  • Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park: The “Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park” was founded in 1955. Here in this area was a holy place before 1819, which granted protection to all who came here and let them go again with new powers (mana). The kings of Hawaii, who were worshiped as gods, were also buried here. Every year in June there is a festival with archaeological tours, hula performances and handicraft courses.
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: In 1978 the “Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park” was designated. More than half of this park is in the sea, which is an important resting place for green sea turtles. Here in this area you can admire centuries-old fish ponds, all of which were created by hand without using cement.
  • Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site: The Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site was one of the last sacred sites before Hawaiian colonization. This site has been open to the public since 1972. It is said that King Kamehameha the Great was told in a prophecy that he would rule the entire Hawaii region if he built a holy site dedicated to the god of war Ku. The company began in 1790 and more than 1,000 workers formed a 25-mile human chain across the Kohala Mountains, carrying them stone by stone to the construction site. The temple was completed in just a year, and the murder of a rival chief at the site cemented Kamehameha's rule over Hawaii.
  • Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail: The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail was launched in 2000. The trail is 175 miles long but only partially accessible because sections are on private land. However, efforts are being made to make the entire hiking trail accessible.
  • Haleakala National Park: The Haleakala National Park on Maui has the crater of the volcano “Haleakala” as its center, which is visible from all over the island of Maui. Legend has it that this is where demigod Maui caught the sun from the sky and slowed the sunset. Mark Twain already raved about the sunrise on Maui. Sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking spectacles in Haleakala National Park. The park covers 12.14 hectares and is home to various landforms from red desert to waterfalls and rock gardens.

The most beautiful beaches on Paradise in the Pacific

Anyone who talks about the Hawaiian island chain must of course also talk about the beautiful beaches in this paradise. We have put together a list of beaches in Hawaii that you should definitely not miss when visiting the island chain in the Pacific. Many of the beautiful sandy beaches are on Oahu, others on the Big Island, Maui or Kauai.

The most beautiful beaches

  1. Waikiki Beach, Oahu
  2. Hanauma Beach, Oahu
  3. Lanikai Beach, Oahu
  4. Kailua Beach Park (O’ahu)
  5. Waimea Bay (O’ahu)
  6. Honolulu, Oahu beaches
  7. Makena Beach, Maui
  8. Mauna Kea Beach (Big Island)
  9. Makalawena Beach (Big Island)
  10. Anini Beach, Kauai

Worthwhile activities in Hawaii

  • hike: All of the above-mentioned sights, parks and natural monuments are worthwhile excursion destinations on the Hawaiian Islands. At Kilauea volcano, for example, you can go through a lava tunnel. This tour can be combined with a hike through the rainforest and along the crater walls.The Museum of Hawaiian Geography is also on the way.
     
    Nature lovers will also enjoy a visit to the Garden Island of Kauai. Nowhere else on the islands is the jungle more dense and the vegetation more abundant. There are also the only navigable rivers in the archipelago.
     
    And you tried to keep your values. No building can be built here higher than the leaves of the palm trees and most of the island is a nature reserve. The east of the island is also known as the “Coconut Coast” because of the lush coconut groves. The Tropic of Capricorn runs north of the island of Kauai.
     
    The island is also a popular film location. Among other things, films such as “Jurassic Park” and the US $ 410 million film “Pirates of the Caribbean Part 4” were produced on the island with its impressive jungle and popular locations such as the Napali Coast.
     
    tip: Film fans should pay a visit to the Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu. Here at the Kualoa Ranch, films such as “Jurassic Park”, “Jurassic World”, “50 First Dates” and a music film with Elvis Presley were shot.
  • to do sports: A varied landscape and of course the location on the Pacific make Hawaii a perfect place to try out a wide range of sporting activities. In addition to classics such as surfing in the waves on the north coast of Oahu and other types of water sports on the dream beaches and bays, there are, for example, the fantastic bike routes through the unique nature. There are also over 80 golf courses and those who want can explore the islands on horseback.
     
    Or you can take part as a spectator in one of the major sporting events on the island. The Ironman Hawaii or the Molokai Hoe, where paddlers compete against each other in canoes, are absolute classics. The canoe competition is one of the most famous races of its kind in the world.
  • observe animals: Animal and nature lovers also get their money's worth in Aloha State. At the Molikini crater or in the coral reef at Hanauma Bay you can watch all kinds of sea creatures while snorkeling or diving in the underwater world there. The bird sanctuary located there also offers a varied day. On Kona you can dive with manta rays, while the Maro Reef is the largest of the coral reefs in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
     
    The best place to watch whales is on Maui. Because in winter (from December to May) numerous humpback whales migrate to Hawaii to mate and give birth to their offspring. The Auau Channel between Maui, Molokai and Lanai is particularly popular with animals, which is why Maui is an excellent starting point for observation tours. Guided tours, lasting around two to four hours, are offered by a number of companies and impart knowledge about marine mammals. But there are also various opportunities to take a look at the whales from the coast.
     
    The Hawaiian island of Maui was a whaling stronghold in the mid-19th century. In the 19th century, the whalers killed thousands of whales a day until protective measures were taken to save the imposing animals from extinction. If you want to learn more about the history of whaling, it is best to visit Lahaina. Lahaina was once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii and now offers the Whale Center of Hawaii near Kaanapali Beach, which can be visited free of charge.
  • Enjoy: The Hawaiian cuisine is characterized among other things by the close proximity to the water and of course the Hawaiian or Polynesian cultural area. And it is worthwhile to try the typical food of the islands here. Of course, there are many dishes with fish to be mentioned here, with the mahi mahi being the most popular fish in Hawaii. But onaga, scallops or ono are also popular. Authentic food can be found especially during a luau. Otherwise, the Pacific Rim Cuisine is always worth a sin and the traditional “Kalua pork” is also popular.
  • Take tours with the rental car: The “Road to Hana” is a winding route over 54 bridges from Kahului to Hana on the island of Maui, which can be easily explored by rental car. Over a length of just over 100 kilometers, you will pass beautiful waterfalls and make interesting stops. For example the Koholau forest reserve or the “Garden of Eden” with its 100 year old mango tree. The seven sacred pools are located in Haleakala National Park and are accessible from the road to Hana. A very nice hiking trail (Pipiwai Trail) leads along waterfalls and a bamboo forest. If you want, you can also jump from island to island by plane. Such flights are possible with Mokulele Airlines, for example.
     
    On Oahu, it's worth taking the Pali Highway with the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, which is about eight kilometers northeast of downtown Honolulu. From there, there is a breathtaking panoramic view of the cliffs of Koolau and the Windward Coast.
  • Watch the stars: The Mauna Kea volcano measures 4,205 meters from the surface of the water to the summit. If you add the part below sea level, you even get to 10,203 meters, which makes Mauna Kea the largest and highest mountain on earth. At the top is the Mauna Kea Observatory, which is accessible via a visitor center at around 2,800 meters. Up here in the observatory there is not only the possibility of stargazing, but also a fantastic view, which makes the trip to this sacred mountain of the indigenous people definitely worthwhile.
  • Learn more about pineapples: If you are interested in plants and would like to learn more about pineapples, you should definitely take a detour to the Dole pineapple plantation in northern Oahu, where you can take a look behind the scenes of pineapple cultivation. The Dole pineapple plantation has a visitor center and a museum where you can learn more about the tropical fruit. Then you can take the Pineapple Express, a small train, through the entire plantation or book the Plantation Garden Tour and learn more about the flora and fauna of Hawaii. The absolute highlight, especially for families with children, is a walk through the Dole Labyrinth. The maze with over 14,000 plants was named the largest labyrinth on earth in 2008.

Hawaii economy and infrastructure

Hawaii doesn't just make a living from tourism. The gross domestic product of Hawaii was just under USD 59,000 in 2016, slightly above the national average. Tourism is the main industry of the archipelago, followed by the cultivation of various tropical fruits, flowers, coffee, tobacco, rice and also cotton. As far as coffee is concerned, the island chain has a special status. Because it is the only cultivation country of a western industrial nation. The largest pineapple plantation in the world was located on Lanai until 1992. Taro is also an important crop, although it is called “Kalo” in Hawaii.

Hawaii was once a large cannabis growing area until 1990 when the US government destroyed 90 percent of the plants, which was worth $ 6 billion. The film industry is another economic factor.

Food (canned pineapple, sugar) and other goods for the US market are processed in Honolulu. The island's military facilities also have an impact on the local economy. Both the airport and the seaport of Honolulu are transportation hubs in the Pacific.

There is hardly any public transport on the islands. The Bus line operates on the island of Oahu. There are no ferry connections between the islands.

The state of Hawaii and politics

The state of Hawaii is a thoroughly democratic state. Very rarely does a Republican from the state of Hawaii make it into the Senate. Barack Obama is the first President of the United States to be born in Hawaii.

History of hawaii

There are different statements about the period of the first settlement of the Hawaiian islands. However, by the 11th century, all Polynesians had arrived on the archipelago and made it their home. The arrival of the Polyneses by double-hulled boats must have been adventurous and you can imagine the relief after more than 5,500 kilometers to finally hit land.

As for the Europeans, it is believed that the Spaniard Juan Gaetano first came across the islands in 1555 after leaving a map of Hawaii. Perhaps even Hernán Cortés discovered the archipelago, but his ship broke up on the coast before he could anchor. One does not know.

In any case, it was not until 1778 that James Cook officially discovered and mapped the Hawaiian Islands. He named the archipelago the Sandwich Islands after Lord Sandwich. Cook's visit had devastating consequences for the local population. Because the Europeans not only left pigs, goats and seeds on the islands, but also sexually transmitted diseases, which caused the population to shrink to around 60,000 over the next eighty years. When Cook visited the islands again about a year later, he was received far less friendly than on his first visit and was murdered.

Several kingdoms were united

In 1810 Kamehameha I finally forcibly united several kingdoms into one. He was the first king of the Hawaiian Islands and his dynasty remained in power until 1872. At this time trade relations were already being maintained with the outside world, as the islands served as a stopover for merchant ships that loaded provisions and spare parts here again until they finally made their way to their destination.

Kamehameha I was followed by three other elected kings who ruled the kingdom. The last regent was a woman, Lili’uokalani, whose rule ended in a coup d’État in 1893. She died in Honolulu in 1917 at the age of 79. Their story inspired the work “The Flower of Hawaii”, an operetta by Paul Abraham.

The Republic of Hawaii was proclaimed. The republic ended five years later and from the beginning only served the purpose of America taking over the islands. In 1898, with the beginning of the Spanish-American War, the United States annexed Hawaii. The local population was not impressed by this, as the Polynesian culture of the indigenous people was pushed back. The Hawaiian language Hula, for example, has been displaced more and more.

Pearl Harbor as an important US naval base

After the First World War, Pearl Harbor became an important naval base for the United States. When the Japanese attacked it from the air in peacetime in 1941, this was the main factor behind American intervention in World War II. 500,000 American soldiers were stationed in Hawaii, as many people as the island group's population at that time.

In the following years so many Asians and Americans immigrated that the original population was pushed back in numbers. A referendum in 1959 led to Hawaii joining the United States. In 1993 the USA apologized for the coup in 1893 (Apology Resolution), but did not withdraw the annexation.

The Hawaiian independence movement

The Hawaiian independence movement wants to achieve complete state independence or at least greater autonomy within the USA.

The background is, as already indicated, that the Kingdom of Hawaii was transformed from a monarchy into a republic in 1893 through the overthrow of the last Queen Liliuokalani supported by the USA, which in turn was ruled by President Sanford B. Dole until the formal annexation. Dole made numerous changes including Asians and Polynesians largely excluded from the elections. He also promoted the westernization of culture and society.

After the annexation, Hawaii was included as US territory from 1898 to 1959 and finally incorporated into the United States of America as the 50th state in 1959. The approximately 350,000 descendants of the first settlers today, however, want more tolerance and independence. In the context of the movement, voices are repeatedly heard calling for more independence.

The story of the flower chain

If you have pictures of Hawaii in your head, the typical necklaces made of flowers, which are often placed around the neck of people in films after arriving at the airport, come to mind next to the Hawaiian shirt for men. The lei, as the necklace is officially called, can mean “welcome”, but also “love”, “thank you” or “goodbye”. In the cultural area, however, the leis also simply stand for the appreciation of the gods and as a symbol for peace and a positive lifestyle.

The origin of the beautiful custom goes back to the first Polynesian seafarers, who not only transported food and utensils, but also beautiful flowers in their boats. From these they made the flower chains and sacrificed them to the gods as thanks for the successful journey. A custom that they were able to practice for a long time after the settlement, undisturbed by the rest of the world and other influences, until the first European seafarers reached the archipelago.

Getting to Hawaii

Those who, like millions of people before, would like to turn their backs on the mainland and visit the longing destination Hawaii with its cities, bays, sandy beaches and more for a few weeks, have various options to get to their longing destination in the South Pacific. The quickest way to the South Pacific is of course via flights, whereby the flight time from Germany is around 20 hours flight time, depending on the airlines.

There are also various options for combining a round trip along the west coast of the USA with a vacation in Hawaii. For example, various combinations of vacation in California and vacation on the archipelago are offered. The combination of a trip to San Francisco in California and the island of Maui is popular here. But of course flights to the islands in the North Pacific are not only offered from the west coast, but also by various airlines within the United States. Also from New York City, among others.

The islands can also be explored on a cruise. With the cruises there are offers that only include Hawaii itself and the ports of the respective islands. But it is also worth taking a look at the tours and choosing an offer that not only approaches the ports of the archipelago, but also ports on Bora-Bora, Papeete or in Alaska, for example.