9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
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Volcano
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Paauilo
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona
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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.
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Portland to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Kailua-Kona. In December, Kailua-Kona is warmer than Portland - with highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F. You'll set off for Volcano on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Volcano

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
You've added Carlsmith Beach Park, Red Road (Hwy 137), Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Akaka Falls State Park and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chain of Craters Rd and Wailuku River State Park. It doesn't end there: cruise along Devastation Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Volcano road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in December since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paauilo.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Paauilo

Paauilo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hiilawe Falls, and other attractions you added.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paauilo online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Paauilo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Volcano in December: highs in Paauilo hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Paauilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kailua-Kona

Heart of the Kona Coast

Body Glove Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Body Glove Cruises.

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Traveling by car from Paauilo to Kailua-Kona takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Paauilo in December, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much warmer, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.