10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilo
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona

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.
Appreciate the collections at Hulihe'e Palace and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Waipio Valley and Mokuaikaua Church. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay & The Painted Church) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at 49 Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Kona Brewing Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip builder tool.

Denver to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in March, things will get warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 81°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Holei Sea Arch, take a memorable drive along Chain of Craters Rd, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park journey builder tool.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.