4 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

4 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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4 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Tokyo
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Tokyo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona holiday planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -19 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 5th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, stop by Hilo Hattie, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hilo, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Helicopter Tours
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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