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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Athens

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Athens, Greece to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Kailua-Kona is minus 12 hours. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Hilo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

4
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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.
When in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, make a side trip to see Papakōlea Green Sand Beach in Naalehu, approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Kulanaokuaiki Campground. The adventure continues: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park online attractions planner .

Drive from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground

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