Eight large islands, several small islets, many atolls and undersea seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean constitute the scenic archipelago of Hawaii. A massive undersea mountain range is exposed above the sea to form the Hawaiian Islands.
The climate of the Hawaiian Islands is mild all through the year and mainly tropical. At sea level average summer temperature (May to September) ranges from 29°C to 32°C and winter temperature (October to April) from 26° C to 28 °C. At higher altitudes, temperature is significantly lower.
The 8 large islands are:
- Hawaii or The Big Island
- Maui or The Valley Isle
- Oahu or The Gathering Place
- Kahoolawe or The Target Isle
- Lanai or The Pineapple Isle
- Molokai or The Friendly Isle
- Kauai or The Garden Isle
- Niihau or The Forbidden Isle
The larger cities in Hawaii include Honolulu on Oahu, Kahuk on Oahu, Kailua on Oahu, Lihue on Kauai, Lahaina on Maui, Kahului on Maui, Wailuku on Maui, Hilo on the Big Island and Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.
Location: Hawaii state, USA. Very close to the middle of the Pacific Ocean; About 2400 miles from San Francisco to the east and 4000 miles from Asia to the west.
Altitude: Most of the area lies between 650 ft to 2,000 ft. The big island of Hawaii has peaks higher than 13,000 ft.
Temperature: 68 degrees F to 88 degrees F
Best time to travel: The summer which is from April to November, is warm and dry with average temperatures ranging from 75 degrees F to 88 degrees F and winter which is from December to March, is cooler with average temperatures from 68? F to 80? F. The weather is comfortable all year round on account of the Trade Winds.
Accommodation: Historic hotels, luxury resorts, bed and breakfast (B&B) and beach rentals are available.
The major airport in Hawaii is the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). It is the entry point for most tourists and is well connected by flights. Maui, Kauai and Big Island are also connected by direct flights to the US mainland.