23 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

23 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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23 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly:  30​h
Volcano
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hakalau
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Waimea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona
— 8 nights
Fly:  30​h
Barcelona

4
days
Volcano

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, Holei Sea Arch, & more) and South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). And it doesn't end there: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Volcano travel itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Volcano is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Barcelona to Volcano. August in Volcano sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hakalau.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach
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Kīlauea
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

3
days
Hakalau

Hakalau is a small unincorporated community located along the Hamakua coast about 15mi north of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Hakalau side-trips: Hilo (Helicopter Tours & Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and make a trip to Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hakalau custom trip planner.

Getting from Volcano to Hakalau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hakalau are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Hakalau

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Big Island Candies, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls

5
days
Waimea

A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waimea: Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau) and Waikoloa (Helicopter Tours, Anaehoomalu, & more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort Golf Courses, get great views at Waipio Valley Lookout, and kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Waimea trip builder.

Getting from Hakalau to Waimea by car takes about an hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hakalau in August, with highs in Waimea at 26°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waikoloa, Mauna Lani Resort Golf Courses, Statue "King Kamehameha", Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Waipio Valley Lookout
Helicopter Tours

8
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Honaunau (Honaunau Bay & Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). Spend the 20th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea Summit.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Waimea to Kailua-Kona in an hour. When traveling from Waimea in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mauna Kea

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