10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  16​h
1
Kailua-Kona
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Boston

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire all the interesting features of Pololu Valley Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker tool .

Boston to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in August, expect Kailua-Kona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pololu Valley Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

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