You’ve come to the right place for your Hawaii trip planning 2023 Jordan and Erica are here with 9 tips based on research and past experience with visiting and living in Hawaii. Click Show More to see mentioned resources below.

See below for updates, articles, and helpful resources for Hawaii. Links are listed in the order they were mentioned in the video. Chapters listed below also for quick navigation!

Hawaii Trip Planning: 15 Tips (the final 20%!)

Planning a Trip to Hawaii in 2023: 15 essential details

QUIZ: What Hawaiian Island to Visit?

Which Hawaiian Island to Visit Quiz (and video!)

The best Hawaii itineraries on the internet, probably in the world (not exaggerating):

12 Ways to Save: How to Have a Luxury Vacation in Hawaii

How to Have a Luxury Hawaii Vacation for Less: 12 Ways to Save

Explore our Hawaii Where to Stay directory for our reviews:

14 Best Luaus on Hawaii: our honest review

The 14 Best Luaus in Hawaii: our honest review

Maui’s Snorkel Report Email:

Maui Snorkel Report

Hawaii Beach Safety:

Haleakalā Sunrise Tour: Save 10% with promo code HVG10

Haleakala Guided Sunrise Tour – 10% Off

Road to Hana Tour: Save 10% with promo code HVG10:

Road to Hana Guided Tour – 10% Off

Road to Hana Tips (start here):

How to Do the Road to Hana in One Day

Manta Ray Night Snorkel:

Big Island Waterfall Swim and Hike:

Kohala Waterfall Swim and Hike

Find all our Hawaii tour discounts here:

Hawaii Vacation Guide Coupon Codes: The Full List

Here are more of our favorite Hawaii tours by island!

12 Hawaii Volunteer Programs:

12 Hawaii Volunteer Programs for a Trip You Won’t Forget


Hawaii Vacation Guide Newsletter

Hawaii Discount Car Rental: Great deals on car rentals and no pre-payment required:

FREE Hawaii Cheat Sheets for each Hawaiian Island:

Hawaii Vacation Guide Cheat Sheets

Hawaii Trip Planning 2023 Chapters:
00:00 Intro
01:32 1. What Hawaiian Island?
02:45 2. When to Go
04:20 3. Cost of a Hawaii Trip
06:13 4. Luau Worth It?
07:29 5. Legal Sunscreen
08:27 6. Stay Alive
09:22 7. When to Book Your Trip
10:25 8. Things to Do
13:07 9. Future of Tourism

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