Best Time to Visit Big Island

Anytime is a good time to get on one of our beautiful and informative luxury tours to

visit the best spots on the Big Island.  Hawaii Guide does offer some tips on what to consider when planning your trip.

Big Island of Hawaii Tips for When to Visit

The best times to visit the Big Island of Hawaii, taking into consideration the weather, how crowded, or not, the island is, and demand for accommodations are the month(s) of April, May, August, September, and October.

Knowing when to visit the Big Island of Hawaii is essential when planning your Big Island trip or vacation. Honestly, there’s not a wrong time to visit the island – it has an incredibly wide diversity and geography that suits almost any type of traveler- from outdoor adventurer to poolside fixture.

But, that said, some months are still better when considering things like weather and your budget. Below we’ll cover visitor arrivals, the Big Island’s weather and climate, accommodations, rates, and what to expect on a visit during each season on the Big Island.

Big Island any time of the year

If you’re planning to visit during the winter months, you will have the opportunity to see humpback whales that migrate every year from Alaska to mate, calve, and birth their young.

Weather & Climate

For the most part, the Big Island is warm and tropical year-round. Average temperatures near the major resort areas (coastline) range from 75-85°F (23°C-29°C) in winter and summer, respectively.

At the higher elevations like Volcano and Waimea, temperatures are often much cooler, especially during the night. Hilo can also have lower temperatures depending on how far mauka (inland) you travel. And, of course, the summit of Mauna Kea and flanks of Mauna Loa or Hualalai can be quite chilly, if not downright frigid; so plan accordingly depending on where you plan to visit during your trip.