10 days in Island of Hawaii & Honolulu Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii & Honolulu Itinerary

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Fly to Hilo International Airport, Drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naalehu (Ka Lae Light, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and get outside with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park travel route builder site.

Moline to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Moline to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Traveling from Moline in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip


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Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin Quest. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Quest, then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips


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Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu journey app.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Island of Hawaii travel guide

Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.