Hawaii: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Hawaii is an island state of the USA, unique for a number of reasons. It consists of eight islands – from northwest to southeast, Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. It is separated from the continental United States by 3,800 kilometers as the crow flies, is the southernmost, and was the last to enter the Union. The Polynesian island is a popular holiday destination, particularly popular with Asians.

Hawaii: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Hawaii / Where is Hawaii?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic information about Hawaii
  2. What to See in the State of Hawaii
  3. Fun Facts about Hawaii
  4. Hawaii Weather
  5. Hawaii’s Biggest Cities
  6. Hawaii Food Prices
  7. State Symbols of Hawaii

Basic information about Hawaii

  • State Name: Hawaii
  • State Abbreviation: HI
  • Capital: Honolulu
  • Largest City: Honolulu
  • Area: 28,311 km2 (43rd largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 1,415,872 (41st highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: HAST (UTC-10), Hawaii does not convert to daylight saving time
  • Other Information: Speed Limits in Hawaii, Current Time in Hawaii, Minimum Wage in Hawaii

What to See in the State of Hawaii

  1. Haleakala National Park
  2. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  3. USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
  4. Waikiki Beach
  5. Hike the Kalalau Trail to the Na Pali Coast
  6. Humpback whales off the coast of Maui
  7. Waimea Canyon on the west side of Kauai
  8. Kalaupapa Historical Park
  9. Iolani Palace on Oahu
  10. Ka’anapali Beach

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Hawaii, post in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Hawaii

Date of Hawaii’s Entry into the Union

August 21, 1959 (50th in order)

State of Hawaii nickname

The Aloha State

Hawaii’s highest mountain

Mauna Kea (4,207 metres)

Hawaii Rivers

  1. Wailuku River (45 km)
  2. South Fork Kaukonahua Stream (29 km)
  3. North Fort Kaukonahua Stream (26 km)
  4. Hanalei River (25 km)
  5. Kolekole Stream (20 km)

Hawaii Airports

  1. Honolulu International Airport
  2. Kahului Airport
  3. Kona International Airport at Keahole
  4. Lihue Airport
  5. Hilo International Airport

Hawaii Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in Hawaii

  • University of Hawaii

ZIP Codes


Weather in Hawaii | Average Temperatures Hawaii | Average Precipitation Hawaii

Hawaii Weather

Hawaii as an archipelago has a tropical climate, with most of the territory alternating between a dry season (May – October) and a rainy season (October – April).

Average summer temperatures in Hawaii hover around 30 °C during the day and 22 °C at night. Winter in Hawaii is not harsh, with temperatures usually not dropping below 18 °C at night and reaching up to 28 °C during the day, but heavy rains are to be expected. Snow may cover the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Current Forecasts:

Hawaii’s Biggest Cities

# City Population Map
1 Honolulu 371,657 Show on Map
2 Pearl City 47,698 Show on Map
3 Hilo 43,263 Show on Map
4 Kailua 38,635 Show on Map
5 Waipahu 38,216 Show on Map
6 Kane’ohe 34,597 Show on Map
7 Mililani Town 27,629 Show on Map
8 Kahului 26,337 Show on Map
9 ‘Eve Gentry 22,690 Show on Map
10 Kīhei 20,881 Show on Map

Hawaii Food Prices

  • Menu McMeal at McDonalds Restaurant: $9.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $6.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $5.33
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $2.41
  • Milk (1 l): $1.75
  • Bread (500 g): $4.66
  • Rice (1 kg): $5.68
  • Egg (12 pcs): $4.25
  • Cheese (1 kg): $15.08
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $12.90
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $15.55
  • Apples (1 kg): $6.50
  • Bananas (1 kg): $3.21
  • Oranges (1 kg): $5.67
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $6.36
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $4.17
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $2.19
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.57
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $10.00

Food prices in Honolulu valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, they vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Hawaii Flag | Hawaii State Emblem

State Symbols of Hawaii

  • Gemstone: black coral
  • Hymn: Hawaiʻi Ponoʻi
  • Language: Hawaiian, English
  • Flower: Hawaiian elderberry
  • Plasma: golden-tailed felsuma
  • Bird: Hawaiian ladybird
  • Fish: ostril
  • Mammal: Hawaiian seal, humpback whale
  • Sport: surfing, canoe racing
  • Tree: Moluccan tung tree
  • Dance: hula

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