60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii visit planner

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Kailua-Kona
— 30 nights
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Hilo
— 16 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 12 nights
Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Kailua-Kona

— 30 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waipio Valley and Kanaloa Octopus Farm. Popular historic sites such as The Painted Church and St. Michael the Archangel Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Captain Cook (Ka'Awaloa Trail, Sacred Grounds Coffee Farm, &more), Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Waimea (Waipio Na'alapa Trail, Waialea Beach, &more). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, cruise along Mamalahoa Hwy, and explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona sightseeing planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo

— 16 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liliuokalani Gardens and Richardson Beach Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Lyman Museum and Mauna Loa Observatory. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Pahoa (Kapoho Tide Pools, Isaac Hale Beach Park, &more) and Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Lava Viewing Area, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaumana Caves Park, and examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hilo itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hilo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

— 12 nights
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Ka Lae Light. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kīlauea and Holei Sea Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Naalehu (Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit, Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, hike along Sulphur Banks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

Drive from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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.