8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
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Hilo
— 2 nights

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Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©

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.
When in Kailua-Kona, make a side trip to see Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako, approximately Puako away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, take a tour by water with Hang Loose Boat Tours, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and take a memorable drive along Saddle Road.

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Phoenix to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in November; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Swim with Dolphins
Hang Loose Boat Tours
4.6
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Mountain
Mauna Kea
4.5

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then stroll through Sulphur Banks. On your second day here, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally cruise along Devastation Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Hiking Trail
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Scenic Drive
Devastation Trail
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Geologic Formation
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
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Hilo

Hilo ©

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.
On the 7th (Wed), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then look and learn at Imiloa Astronomy Center, and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hilo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hilo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Helicopter Tours
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Waterfall
Rainbow Falls
4.2

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