13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Waimea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: London

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Captain Cook (The Captain Cook Monument & Adventures in Paradise Kayak & Snorkel) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with Big Island Divers, take a tour by water with Sunlight on Water, join in the after-dark buzz at Neptune Charlies Ocean Safaris, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona day trip tool .

London, UK to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from London to Kailua-Kona. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kona Boys, Kahaluu Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Big Island Divers ©
Big Island Divers
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Kona Diving Company ©
Kona Diving Company

4
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley (in Kukuihaele), Big Island Eco Adventures II Zipline Canopy Tour (in Kapaau) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , and stroll through Anaehoomalu.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Waimea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Kailua-Kona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Waimea, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Pololu Valley Lookout, Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, Big Island Eco Adventures II Zipline Canopy Tour, Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout ©
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout

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.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, then take a memorable tour with Nautilus Dive Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Volcano Garden Arts, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hilo trip builder app .

Getting from Waimea to Hilo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Waimea, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Hilo, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Volcano, Volcano Art Center Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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