Hawaii’s travel seasons
May, September and October (lower-priced airfare).
All other months, especially in November and December (higher-priced airfare).
Weather – the rule of thumb
- South Maui (Kihei, Wailea) is the driest and sunniest part of the island
- Upcountry (Hana, Haleakala) is generally cooler, about 8-10 degrees lower than South Maui
- Haleakala National Park is the coolest — it can drop into the 40s or lower, especially at sunrise or sunset.
Winter season lasts from November to April and is wetter, with temperatures in the 70-80s. Summer temperatures are mid 80s – low 90s.
Ocean temperatures are mostly warm year round, sometimes reaching up to 80 degrees in the summer.
Getting to Maui
Save on Hawaiian Airlines airfare
Maui is easy to access thanks to a wide selection of direct and non-stop flights from several U.S. mainland and international cities.
Thanks to competition in the air carrier market, you can find great airfare deals throughout the year.
For the best prices, we recommend booking your flight at least 3-4 months in advance, especially if you’re planning to visit during peak seasons like summer or winter holidays.
To receive a discount on your next Hawaiian island or interisland getaway, book now using our special partner link, or click the Hawaiian Airlines logo.
Save on your Maui car rental
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Getting around Maui
Exploring Maui requires your own transportation and therefore renting a car is essential. All major car rental agencies are available on the island.
While public transportation does exist, it’s not comprehensive or reliable for visitors.
Ride-sharing options like Uber and Lyft are also available for more localized travel.