16 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Fly to Kona, Bus to Hilo
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Hilo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naalehu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kailua-Kona
— 8 nights
Fly

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Akaka Falls State Park and Rainbow Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center Gallery, Kalapana, &more) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's lots more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, head off the coast to Coconut Island, explore and take pictures at Chain of Craters Rd, and view the masterpieces at Banyan Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo road trip planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Hilo is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 11 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Naalehu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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Naalehu

Naalehu is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at South Point Complex, stroll through Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Ka Lae Light, and finally kick back and relax at Punalu‘U Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Naalehu trip planner.

Drive from Hilo to Naalehu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hilo in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Naalehu: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Naalehu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Kailua-Kona

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.
Attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Waikoloa (Anaehoomalu & Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa), Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & Honaunau Bay) and Two Step (in Captain Cook). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at Hawaii Forest and Trail, stroll through Kahaluu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Naalehu to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. When traveling from Naalehu in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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