14 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii trip planner

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Train to Paddington station, Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Hilo
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Hilo
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 7 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Hilo

— 5 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Richardson Beach Park and Carlsmith Beach Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liliuokalani Gardens and Kapoho Tide Pools. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo), Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Coconut Island, admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, trek along Sulphur Banks, and explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo vacation website.

Bristol, UK to Hilo is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Hilo, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona

— 7 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at 49 Black Sand Beach and Mauna Kea Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Kahaluu Beach. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Waikoloa), Kohala Mountain Road (in Hawi) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Waialea Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace.

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Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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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.