8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
2
Hilo
— 1 night
3
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights

3
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Naalehu (Papakōlea Green Sand Beach & Ka Lae Light). There's lots more to do: stroll through Devastation Trail, shop like a local with Volcano Art Center Gallery, hike along Sulphur Banks, and take a stroll through Kalapana.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park day trip planning app.

Fresno to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fresno to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fresno in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naalehu
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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

1
night
Hilo

Hilo ©
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 15th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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Kailua-Kona

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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