28 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

28 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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28 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Maastricht
Fly:  36​h
Puako
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kealakekua
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hilo
— 9 nights
Fly:  36​h
Maastricht

7
days
Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Visit Puukohola National Historic Park and Waipi'o Valley for their historical value. Relax by the water at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Anaehoomalu. Change things up with a short trip to Waipio Valley Lookout in Honokaa (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, stop by Waikoloa Beach Resort, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Puako Petroglyphs, and play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort .

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puako trip itinerary builder site .

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Puako is an approximately 36-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Maastricht to Puako. Traveling from Maastricht in February, you will find days in Puako are warmer (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kealakekua.

Things to do in Puako

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waikoloa, Kohala Coast, Puukohola National Historic Park, Waipio Valley Lookout
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Anaehoomalu ©
Anaehoomalu

9
days
Kealakekua

Kealakekua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Head to Big Island Bees and Keauhou Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua-Kona (Mauna Kea, Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), & more), Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau) and South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). Spend the 17th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ali'i Gardens Marketplace, get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, and take in the waterfront at Kailua Pier.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kealakekua trip site .

You can drive from Puako to Kealakekua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puako in February: highs in Kealakekua hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kealakekua

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

9
days
Hilo

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.
Visit Laupahoehoe Beach Park and Onomea Bay for some beach relaxation. Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Volcano Art Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Devastation Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, examine the collection at Lyman Museum & Mission House, and see the sky in a new way at Imiloa Astronomy Center.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo online route planner .

You can drive from Kealakekua to Hilo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kealakekua in February, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Zipline
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Zipline
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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