10 days in Island of Hawaii & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii & Seattle Itinerary

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10 days in Island of Hawaii & Seattle Itinerary

Jeddah
Fly:  34​h
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kawaihae
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Jeddah

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. In May, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is slightly colder than Jeddah - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kawaihae.

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Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

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Kawaihae

Kawaihae ©
Kawaihae is an unincorporated community on the west side of the island of Hawaii in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Puukohola National Historic Park, then stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then stop by Waikoloa Beach Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kawaihae holiday planner

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kawaihae takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in May, expect Kawaihae to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kawaihae

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Waikoloa Beach Resort, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Waikoloa Beach Resort ©
Waikoloa Beach Resort

2
days
Kailua-Kona

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.
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Big Island Bees, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ali'i Gardens Marketplace and then take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online travel planner

You can drive from Kawaihae to Kailua-Kona in an hour. While traveling from Kawaihae, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island Bees
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Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Swim with Dolphins
Big Island Bees
Big Island Bees

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days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning tool

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Seattle in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in May: highs in Seattle hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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