10 days in Hilo & Honolulu Itinerary

10 days in Hilo & Honolulu Itinerary

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10 days in Hilo & Honolulu Itinerary

Honolulu
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Honolulu
— 7 nights
Honolulu

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Big Island Candies, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hilo vacation trip planner.

Honolulu to Hilo is an approximately 3-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu in October, Hilo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island Candies, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kīlauea

8
days
Honolulu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dole Plantation. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Dole Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Dole Plantation
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach

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