34 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

34 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 6 nights
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Captain Cook
— 7 nights
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Puako
— 6 nights
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Hilo
— 13 nights

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and South Point Complex. Step out of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to go to Naalehu and see Ka Lae, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take a stroll through Kalapana, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is minus 14 hours. When traveling from Dubai in June, plan for much colder days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Naalehu, Chain of Craters Rd
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Ka Lae ©
Ka Lae

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Captain Cook

Captain Cook ©
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Attractions like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kealakekua Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala), Naalehu (Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz & Ka Lae Light) and Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Big Island Bees, relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Honaunau Bay.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Captain Cook trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Captain Cook takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Captain Cook are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Honaunau, Kealakekua, Keauhou, Naalehu, Holualoa
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

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Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kids will enjoy Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Puukohola National Historic Park. Explore Puako's surroundings by going to Dahana Ranch (in Waimea), Kapaau (Keokea Beach Park, Statue "King Kamehameha", &more) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waipio Valley.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puako road trip planning website.

Drive from Captain Cook to Puako in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Puako

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waimea, Kapaau, Kohala Coast, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout ©
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout

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Hilo

Hilo ©
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 Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa), Kailua-Kona (Mauna Kea, Saddle Road, &more) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, examine the collection at Lyman Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip planner.

Drive from Puako to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hilo when traveling from Puako in June, with lows around 24°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Papaikou, 49 Black Sand Beach, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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