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: Toronto
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Hilo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Akaka Falls State Park and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), & more) and Volcano (Jagger Museum & Akatsuka Orchid Gardens). The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo online itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Hilo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Hilo reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

6
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.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, explore the striking landscape at Kula Kai Caverns, and explore and take pictures at Saddle Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Kula Kai Caverns, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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