6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
Drive
2
Hilo
— 3 nights
Bus to Kona, Fly to Cairo

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Kailua-Kona

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at The Vanillerie, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Cairo to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Cairo in April, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Hilo

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take a memorable tour with Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours, and then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in April, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
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.