10 days in Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

10 days in Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona

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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.
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Albuquerque to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12.5-hour travel. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Kailua-Kona. In December, Kailua-Kona is much warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Nature · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Hilo

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Coconut Island, Kaumana Caves Park, Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Liliuokalani Gardens and Kalapana. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hilo Farmers Market and Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at Lyman Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo travel route site.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, Hilo is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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