Hawaii, known as ‘Big Island’ to avoid confusion, has to be seen to be believed. This awesome land is famous for Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea – one of the world's most active volcanoes; the sacred Mauna Kea – earth's highest sea mountain; and Mauna Loa – the largest volcano on earth, surrounded by an ever-growing lunar-like landscape of lava flow.

  • Big Island's main attraction is the incredible Volcanoes National Park – home to Kilauea, currently the world’s most active volcano
  • Thsis is is one of the best locations in the world for stargazing
  • You can easily combine a stay on Big Island with time on one or more of the state’s other islands
  • Visit the Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, where you'll find an Ancient Hawaii temple and a collection of other ruins
  • Hire a car to explore – a drive along the Humakua Coast is a must, taking in coastal vistas, waterfalls and plantation towns

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Time difference:

GMT -10 hours


Washington DC


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Flying time to destination:

17¼ hours to Honolulu.

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When to visit

Jan 26°c
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May 27°c
Jun 27°c
Jul 28°c
Aug 28°c
Sep 28°c
Oct 28°c
Nov 27°c
Dec 26°c
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