10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo
— 5 nights
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Naalehu
— 1 night
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Puako
— 3 nights
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Hilo

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kīlauea, Devastation Trail, &more) and Kailua-Kona (Kona Henna, Swim with Dolphins, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Banyan Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hilo trip itinerary planner.

Orlando to Hilo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Orlando to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Hilo at 85°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Naalehu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Naalehu

Naalehu is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kula Kai Caverns, and then admire the majestic nature at Punalu‘U Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naalehu trip app.

You can drive from Hilo to Naalehu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in August, you will find days in Naalehu are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are colder (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Naalehu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Puako

Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. On your second day here, paddle through the water with King Kayak Hawaii, then whizz through the canopy at Big Island Eco Adventures II Zipline Canopy Tour, then stroll through Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puako online road trip planner.

Drive from Naalehu to Puako in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Naalehu in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Puako: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puako

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
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.