10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Albany
Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h
End: Albany

2
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.
You've added Aloha Lava Tours, Chain of Craters Rd, Epic Lava Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then kick back and relax at Punalu‘U Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hilo online tour itinerary planner.

Albany to Hilo is an approximately 15- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Albany to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in October, things will get much hotter in Hilo: highs are around 84°F and lows about 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, Kalapana, Volcano, Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Volcano Tours ©
Hawaii Volcano Tours
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

6
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mauna Loa, Island Breeze Luau, Kona Brewing Company, and other attractions you added. Head to Waikoloa Beach Resort and Isaacs Art Center Museum and Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Anna Ranch Heritage Center (in Waimea), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waikoloa, Waimea, Honaunau, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Highlights from your plan
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Dolphin Discoveries ©
Dolphin Discoveries

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