Top Apps for Hawaiian Travel

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Since January 2015, we’ve been sharing our top apps for Hawaiian Travel. This is the most recent update that includes eliminating apps that are no longer published plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who’s traveling to Hawaii, bookmark this page so that you don’t miss any updates. Or subscribe to the My Itchy Travel Feet Weekly Broadcast so you’ll be the first to know!

Top Apps for Hawaiian Travel

What can be said about traveling to Hawaii that hasn’t been said before? As one of the most treasured natural resources found in the US, this beautiful cluster of volcanic islands truly offers the utmost in tropical travel. Will our list of top apps for Hawaiian travel help you make the most of the Aloha State’s rich cultural heritage, expansive beaches and exotic landscape? We think so.

Silhouettes of hula dancers against the sunset in Hawaii.
Hawaii is a wonderful place to explore. Take a few handy apps with you to make the most out of your trip.

With so much to do and see in Hawaii, why depend on tour books that are often outdated as soon as they’re published? In today’s travel world, you need up-to-the-minute information. Visiting the best that Hawaii has to offer can be a bit daunting, but we’ve found some snazzy Hawaiian travel apps to make the most of your experience. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Apps for what to do and where to go in Hawaii

Download the Skyscanner app for researching the best flights for your trip to Hawaii: Skyscanner iOS App Download or Skyscanner Android App Download

GyPSy Guide Hawaii Collection – GPS Tour Guide: If you’re traveling to more than one Hawaiian island, this collection of guides is the way to go. Priced at $25.99, the highly rated audio app guides you along the way, explaining what you are seeing, plus sharing background stories, tips and advice. How easy is that? Because it works offline, you don’t have to worry about a phone connection or Wifi. Simply download the GyPSy app via Wifi before leaving home. Individual guides for Maui, Big Island, Kauai or Oahu are available at $9.99. You’ll find this app at the App Store.

Driving Guide to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park app provides everything you’ll need to visit the Big Island’s main attraction: Volcanoes National Park. You’ll find hours of operation, what to see, history and more. You’ll be lost without this app. Available for purchase at the App Store andGoogle Play.

Hawaii Revealed: Our favorite Hawaiian travel guide series now has an app! We’ve found so many off-the-beaten-path destinations in the Hawaii Revealed books. The app includes a GPS feature, helping you navigate on the islands to remote locations without any phone or Wifi signal. Explore hidden beaches, restaurants, hotels, activities and more. But please remember that going off-the-beaten-path does not include trespassing on private land. For the most complete Hawaiian travel experience, read the book at home then take the app with you. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play. In-app purchases allow for more, comprehensive information for Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Oahu at $7.99 each.

Best Beaches on Maui is the it guide for all those Maui beach lovers out there. With so many beautiful options at your disposal, this app will help you select the best beaches for your itinerary and provide helpful information. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.

beach scene with crystal clear water and clear sky
Use apps to find you way to idyllic beaches like this one in Lanai.

Hawaiian apps for weather, beach conditions, sunrises and sunsets

HawaiiNewsNow Weather Now: Will it rain for tomorrow’s hike? Is today a good day for soaking up rays on the beach? You’ll find out with Hawaii News Now’s weather app. Watch the latest weather reports or find out the status of severe weather alerts. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.

Rise – Photographer Companion – Sunrise Sunset Calendar: If you enjoy taking sunrise and sunset photos, you’ll want this app for your trip to Hawaii. Look up sunrise and sunset times anywhere in the world. And you won’t need Internet connectivity to do it! Available for purchase at the App Store.

MSW Surf Forecast: The Magic Seaweed app shows you what to expect on the beach. Although the app is primarily for surfers, beach goers will benefit from the wave, wind and swell reports, too. Bonus points: The MagicSeaweed surf app works for destinations around the world. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.

Woman picks flowers from a tropical plant
It’s always fun to meet new people, especially when you know a few local words!

Speak the language, keep up with the news in Hawaii

Hawaiian Words – Translation and Dictionary: It always helps to speak the lingo. Learn 1700 Hawaiian words, phrases and slang with this app. Search by English or Hawaiian terms. What a great way to honor Hawaiian culture. Available for purchase at the App Store.

Hawaii NOW Local News app keeps you in the know. Discover events to attend, track storms and learn about the latest local news. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.

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Top apps for Hawaiian travel include destination guide apps plus apps for beach conditions, weather, language and news.

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