5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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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.
Kalapana and Liliuokalani Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Akaka Falls State Park and Richardson Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Steam Vents (in Pahoa) and Waikoloa (Scuba & Snorkeling & 49 Black Sand Beach). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Chain of Craters Rd, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Holei Sea Arch.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Hilo online road trip planner.

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Hilo. In July, daytime highs in Hilo are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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.