Is June a good month to vacation in Hawaii?

visiting hawaii in june

June is certainly a great time to visit Hawaii! Let’s look at the details you need to know when considering a June vacation in Hawaii.

What’s the weather like in Hawaii in June?

June’s weather is usually quite pleasant. Daytime high temperature average in the low to mid 80s F. Nighttime temperatures only dip into the lower 70s F. On average June is the month for the least rainfall levels. Overall, June typically offers some of the best weather of the year for Hawaii.

Here are the average rainfall levels by island for the month of June:

Kauai – 1.61 inches – This measurement is based on Lihue’s averages per Lihue is located on the southeastern side of the island and is not as wet as the North Shore, but not quite as dry as the South Shore.

Oahu – 0.46 inches – This average is based on Honolulu’s rainfall per North Shore rainfall will be a little higher, while Ko Olina’s rainfall will be slightly lower.

Maui – 0.20 inches – This average is based on Kahului’s rainfall per Kahului is where Maui’s main airport is, but it’s not typically considered a resort area like Wailea, Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua. Kahului’s rainfall tends to be a bit higher than all the resort areas, with the exception of Hana on east Maui.

Hawaii, the Big Island – 0.42 inches – This average is based on Kailua-Kona’s weather per Kailua-Kona is a popular resort area. Further north on the Kohala Coast, the weather tends to be even drier with only about 10 – 12 inches of rain for the entire year! Hilo, on the east side of Hawaii Island, is another story though, with an average of 7.37 inches of rainfall for June per

Lanai – 1.61 inches – This average is for Lanai City in Lanai’s upcountry/highlands, which tends to get much more rain that the island’s sunny, beach resort at Manele Bay. Data sourced from

Molokai – 0.63 inches – This average, per, is for the airport just west of Kaunakakai town. Weather towards the east side will be rainier.

This chart shows the general Hawaii rainfall trends. Data was collected at the main island airports. For the Big Island, data is shown for Kona only.

In June, Hawaii’s ocean temperatures are certainly good for swimming and other ocean sports. For more information, see our article on Hawaii ocean temperatures.

Though not necessarily weather-related, it’s worth mentioning that daylight hours are practically maximized in June and July. If you are planning long hikes or sight-seeing trips, you’ll have more daylight hours than compared months around winter. 

Is June a crowded time to visit Hawaii?

With summer vacations starting in June, this month is starting to be one of the busier months of the year — not the busiest, but higher than average per our analysis of Hawaii visitor arrival data. For June, the arrivals are low/average a the beginning of the month. After schools in the USA complete their school year in June, family vacations to Hawaii begin. So, arrivals increase during the second half of the month. The following chart shows visitor arrivals per month with the average annual arrival line indicated.

We have been to Hawaii in early and late June on Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Hawaii, the Big Island. Even with June visitors arrivals being a bit above average, we never felt like the islands were crowded.

Is June an expensive time to go to Hawaii?

Per Hawaii hotel cost trends, overall June accommodation rates are at average as you can see from the below chart. Then, as more folks are starting their summer vacations as the month progresses, rates increase along with the demand. Likewise, the better airfare rates are typically found earlier in the month.

From earlier data that we analyzed, which had weekly detail rather than monthly detail, we were able to see the hotel rate trend from being slightly below average at the beginning of June to exceeding average at the end of June. So, the earlier you go in June, the cheaper the rates.

Are there any special festivals or reasons to visit Hawaii in June?

King Kamehameha Day is celebrated as a state holiday throughout Hawaii on June 11th. You might find parades or other celebration in Hawaii on this day.

The major Hawaii festivals typically held in June are as follows:

Beyond the major festivals, you might find other celebrations during your June visit by searching the Events on Additionally, we publish a list of the top festivals at least a month or two before each new quarter. Subscribe to our free updates to stay on the pulse of the very best Hawaii vacation news.

So, is June a good month to visit Hawaii?

In summary, June weather is typically excellent. In early June the accommodation rates and crowds are down. A June vacation, particularly in the first two weeks of the month, gets our seal of approval!

This article about visiting Hawaii in June is part of a series of articles to help you choose the ideal time for a Hawaii vacation.

Have you been to Hawaii in June? Where did you go? How was your visit?

  1. This is all very good information to know! We are still planning our honeymoon for June (I know, I know, we are so late) and we are thinking about going back to Hawaii 🙂

    1. Thanks for the feedback Michelle! As you already know Hawaii is so romantic, which makes it an excellent honeymoon spot. 🙂

  2. planning a family vaca late june…we don’t travel much (flying…kids have never) Any good tips on sites for deals, packages, timing, etc? fam of 4 (teenagers)

  3. Aloha. Love your website. Mahalo. We are kama’aina and live on the Big island. We are planning a trip to Waikiki in beginning of June 2017. We don’t want to drive and want to stay in a quieter area near the zoo since that’s our focus of the trio. Daughter is 11 yrs old. Any insight on the, grand Waikiki hotel?? Mahalo .!!!

  4. Hi, thinking of visiting Hawaii in June and was wondering if this was a good time for a beginner surfer and if so what would be the best beaches to stay at for a beginner surfer?

    1. We’re not surfers, so unfortunately, we can’t advise on that topic. Just from observation, it seems like the surf at Waikiki Beach is fairly gentle for surfing and there are instructors offering lessons there.

  5. Leaving for Hawaii on the 26 of June 2018 … I know nothing about the Island … any info would be great .

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  7. My daughter and I are coming in June 2018 also. First time for us. It will be her 40th birthday, while there, and the purpose of our trip together. We are so looking forward to this trip which is booked already. A bucket list item for me and birthday for her. 😎

  8. hi

    Is june a good month to visit hawaii?. my grand daughter(6 years old) love the sea etc. is there anything else to do beside the beaches for her??.


    1. As we state in the article, there are many reasons why June is a good month to go to Hawaii.

      As for other kid-friendly activities — there are fun hikes to great scenery. Going to a luau is fun for all ages. Snorkeling tours are amazing. Some islands have aquariums that are really neat to see. Those are just a few ideas…I’m sure you’ll discover more.

  9. Hi – we are planning a last minute first visit to Honolulu.
    However, we are bit scared as the accuweather site says that its suppose to be quite windy from june 16 onwards. Is this normal for Honoluly around this time? Also, is the ocean warm enough?

    1. I wouldn’t put too much stock in a weather forecast that’s more three weeks away!

      Tradewinds in Hawaii are welcomed because they provide a cooling effect.

      The water is warm enough to swim year round in Hawaii.

      See this article for more weather related information:

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