6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Kailua-Kona (Kailua Pier, Swim with Dolphins, &more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, don't miss a visit to Saddle Road, and identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner.

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hilo is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Hilo to be warmer, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) 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.