10 days in Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

10 days in Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
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Hilo
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Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona road trip tool.

Albuquerque to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Kailua-Kona. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, things will get warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 82°F and lows about 70°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Hilo

America's Wettest City

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kaumana Caves Park, Richardson Beach Park, and other attractions. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Kailua-Kona (Mokuaikaua Church, Swim with Dolphins, &more), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, see the interesting displays at Lyman Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hilo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hilo, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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World heritage site
Liliuokalani Gardens
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