Honolulu travel guide

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You're Going to Love Honolulu

With a population of 371,657, Honolulu is a must-see destination in Hawaii, United States. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 8 days in order to fully appreciate everything Honolulu has to offer.

Where to Eat in Honolulu

Waikiki is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Honolulu. These include popular favourites such as Wasabi Bistro - Honolulu (250 Beach Walk), Mugen (2452 Kalakaua Ave) and Olili (2380 Kūhiō Ave.). If you’re looking for affordable options, Hy's Steak House - Waikiki (2440 Kuhio Avenue) and Hau Tree Lanai (2863 Kalakaua Avenue) are great picks. For delicious green meals, M by Jeremy Shigekane (1969 S King St) and Cino (987 Queen St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Honolulu.

When to visit Honolulu

Honolulu in March
Estimated flight+hotel price
£601
2 travellers
Flight to Honolulu
3 nights at hotel
Honolulu in March
Estimated flight+hotel price
£601
2 travellers
Flight to Honolulu
3 nights at hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Honolulu in August, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 19 °C, with an average temperature of 23 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 81 mm. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Honolulu, with an average rainfall of 8 mm.

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How to Get to Honolulu

Plane

When flying to Honolulu, you’ll arrive at Honolulu Airport (HNL), which is located 7 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Honolulu from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 20h 35m.

Car

Another option to get to Honolulu is to pick up a car hire from Kailua-Kona, which is about 269 km from Honolulu. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Kailua-Kona.

Plane

When flying to Honolulu, you’ll arrive at Honolulu Airport (HNL), which is located 7 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Honolulu from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 20h 35m.

Car

Another option to get to Honolulu is to pick up a car hire from Kailua-Kona, which is about 269 km from Honolulu. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Kailua-Kona.

Airports near Honolulu

Airlines serving Honolulu

Lufthansa
Good (4,696 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,558 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,611 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,296 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,893 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,685 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (510 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (721 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,602 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (184 reviews)
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Where to stay in Honolulu

From 5-star hotels such as the Ka Laʻi Waikiki Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts to great affordable options like the Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £178 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £385 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Ilima Hotel and Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Honolulu, with prices from £41 to £1,831 per night. Waikiki is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Honolulu are about 17% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Ala Moana - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra, Pagoda Hotel and Ala Moana Hotel By Lsi Resorts. The average nightly price for a double room in Ala Moana is £129.

Ala Moana - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra, Pagoda Hotel and Ala Moana Hotel By Lsi Resorts. The average nightly price for a double room in Ala Moana is £129.
Most popular hotel in Honolulu by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Honolulu

Most booked hotels in Honolulu

Four Seasons Resort Oahu At Ko Olina
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£694+
Hampton Inn & Suites Oahu/Kapolei
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£216+
Embassy Suites by Hilton Oahu Kapolei
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£241+
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£536+
Sheraton Waikiki
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£325+
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£285+

Hiring a car in Honolulu

Hiring a car in Honolulu costs £46 per day, on average, or £370 if you want to hire it for 8 days. Alamo, National and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Honolulu is the Lucky Owl Car Rental branch at 852 Mapunapuna St, which is 6 km from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Honolulu.

Expect to pay £0.81 per litre in Honolulu (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £9.72 and £12.96. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Honolulu, while also 49% cheaper than other types, on average.

Hiring a car in Honolulu costs £46 per day, on average, or £370 if you want to hire it for 8 days. Alamo, National and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Honolulu is the Lucky Owl Car Rental branch at 852 Mapunapuna St, which is 6 km from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Honolulu.

Expect to pay £0.81 per litre in Honolulu (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £9.72 and £12.96. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Honolulu, while also 49% cheaper than other types, on average.