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: Athens
Fly:  32​h
1
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hilo
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Athens

3
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 Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, go for a walk through Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu, and take a memorable drive along Saddle Road.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning app .

Athens, Greece to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Kilauea Iki Trailhead, & more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, view the masterpieces at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo trip builder website .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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