Headed to Hawaii but don’t know what to wear or what to pack? No problem! We’re here to help you out.

August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 80°F/27°C. The “coldest” month is January at 73°F/23°C. The wettest month is November with an average of 124mm of rain. (source) The overall temperature doesn’t change too much and depending on where your body is accustomed to, Hawaii may be too hot for you. Keep in mind that Hawaii’s humidity ranges between 60-80% throughout the year making the “real feel” of the atmosphere much hotter.

This brings up the point of what to pack for when visiting! You don’t want to overpack by bringing clothes you won’t even wear but you don’t want to under pack and up needing something. The less you have to spend, the more reasonable your entire trip can be. Below is a checklist to assist you in any situation you may come across for your visit in Hawaii!

printable checklist!


Can’t leave home without these items! Can’t come back home if you lose these as well! Keep a close eye on these items:

  • Plane Tickets
  • Passport / ID
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Tour Tickets
  • Reservation Info
  • GPS / Map Guides
  • Vaccination Records — If traveling International
  • Emergency Phone Numbers


The easiest part of packing are the toiletries and accessories. If you’re staying at a location that will be refreshing toiletries then that lessens your packing! If not, then only stick to the basics of what you need. The best part about this list is you don’t need to pack them right away! If it’ll be cheaper for you to buy when landing, then, by all means, purchase them here (sunscreen and razors for an example).


What’s a trip if you can’t share your memories through pictures or video?! If you’re all about documenting your travels then you have some tech things to pack. Even if you’re not into much photography or vlogging, well hey, you’re going to Hawaii, make some memories and take those beautiful sunset photos! These are what we recommend to be able to capture the excitement in and out of the water:


Leaving the most complicating list last since everyone tends to over pack these specific items: clothes and shoes. “What do I pack for Hawaii’s weather?” Remember, as stated above, Hawaii’s temperature is more on the warm side so pack lightly. At most, bring one pair of jeans/pants for a nice night out and a light to moderate sweater/rain jacket to cover up on those rare chilly nights. Most importantly, be sure to pack to what you’re most comfortable in!

  • Swimwear
  • Underwear, Bra, Socks
  • T-Shirts
  • Casual Dress
  • Collared Shirt
  • Blouse
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Light Jacket
  • Pajamas
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water shoes
  • Slippers

You may need everything and more on this list. You may need less than what’s on this list. No matter your style, this is a guide to help you gain a general idea of what to bring on your adventure in Hawaii! We hope you have a blast and remember to respect the culture and environment during your stay. Let’s keep Hawaii beautiful, together!

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