7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii tour itinerary planner

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Hilo
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Akaka Falls State Park and Helicopter Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Kailua-Kona (Mauna Kea & Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, and identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilo trip planning website.

Scottsbluff to Hilo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Scottsbluff to Hilo is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Scottsbluff in May: highs in Hilo hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Waikoloa

— 3 nights
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anaehoomalu. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Quest, take some stellar pictures from Pololu Valley Lookout, then explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Waikoloa online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Waikoloa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Waikoloa, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.