6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, stop by Big Island Candies, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hilo online itinerary creator.

Tokyo, Japan to Hilo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -19 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Big Island Candies, Jagger Museum, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Relax by the water at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kahaluu Beach. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Waikoloa Beach Resort in Waikoloa--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in September, Kailua-Kona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kahaluu Beach, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park
Waikoloa Beach Resort ©
Waikoloa Beach Resort

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