10 days in Captain Cook, Papaikou & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

10 days in Captain Cook, Papaikou & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii trip planner

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Captain Cook
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Papaikou
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Kailua-Kona
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Captain Cook

A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
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Chicago to Captain Cook is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chicago to Captain Cook due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Captain Cook. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Papaikou.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Papaikou

Papaikou is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, and is a few miles north of the county seat, Hilo. To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Papaikou holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Captain Cook to Papaikou takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Captain Cook in June since evenings lows in Papaikou dip to 69°F. You'll set off for Kailua-Kona on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Papaikou

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Kailua-Kona

— 8 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Mauna Kea Observatories has been added to your itinerary. When in Kailua-Kona, make a side trip to see Mauna Loa Observatory in Hilo, approximately Hilo away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Papaikou to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips