10 days in Kailua-Kona & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Itinerary

10 days in Kailua-Kona & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Kailua-Kona & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Itinerary

Start: Kailua-Kona
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Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Kailua-Kona

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Waikoloa (Waikoloa Beach Resort & Anaehoomalu). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, get great views at Waipio Valley Lookout, and admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kailua-Kona. June in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Kula Kai Caverns, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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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.
You've now added Kīlauea to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, with lows around 69°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Jagger Museum
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

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