5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waipio Valley and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo), Kīlauea (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) and Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (in Volcano). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours, walk around Carlsmith Beach Park, take some stellar pictures from Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, and kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary planning website.

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. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Hilo reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.