10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona — 3 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Kahaluu Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Mokuaikaua Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and wander the streets of Holualoa Village.

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Seattle to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Kailua-Kona. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in March: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 81°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kapaau.
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Kapaau — 2 nights

Kapaau is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, at the northern tip of the big island of Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Ackerman Galleries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park, stroll through Upolu Point, then appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue "King Kamehameha".

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Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Kapaau takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in March: highs in Kapaau hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hilo.
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Hilo — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lava Viewing Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then examine the collection at Lyman Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park.

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Traveling by car from Kapaau to Hilo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kapaau in March, you will find days in Hilo are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are much hotter (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 2 nights

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 (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then hike along Sulphur Banks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

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Getting from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Island of Hawaii travel guide

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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.