The distance of the closest state to Hawaii is 2,100 miles. That state is California, which lies to the north and east of the Hawaiian Islands.
The chain of the Hawaiian Islands extends 2,000 miles in length. The top of the island chain lays at Kure and Midway Islands at the northwest point. The chain reaches southeast at its furthest point at the island of Hawaii. The total area of the combined Hawaiian Islands is that of 6,242 square miles.The area of the combined Hawaiian Islands is greater in size than that of the entire state of Connecticut.