10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo
— 5 nights
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Naalehu
— 1 night
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Puako
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Hilo

Hilo ©

America's Wettest City

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 Hilo's surroundings by going to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kīlauea, Devastation Trail, &more), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Kailua-Kona (Kona Henna, Swim with Dolphins, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Banyan Gallery, and browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Hilo travel route planner.

Orlando to Hilo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Hilo. Traveling from Orlando in August, expect Hilo to be slightly colder, temps between 85°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naalehu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Swim with Dolphins

1
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Naalehu

Naalehu ©
Naalehu is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kula Kai Caverns, and then admire the majestic nature at Punalu‘U Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naalehu trip app.

You can drive from Hilo to Naalehu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in August, you will find days in Naalehu are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are colder (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Naalehu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

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Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. On your second day here, paddle through the water with King Kayak Hawaii, then whizz through the canopy at Big Island Eco Adventures II Zipline Canopy Tour, then stroll through Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puako online road trip planner.

Drive from Naalehu to Puako in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Naalehu in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Puako: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puako

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

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