11 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Hilo International Airport, Drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kailua-Kona
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

— 1 night
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 1st (Mon), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then trek along Sulphur Banks, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea. On the next day, wander the streets of Kalapana, explore the striking landscape at Lava Viewing Area, then explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, and finally take a memorable drive along Chain of Craters Rd.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dubai to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubai in April, with highs in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona

— 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Kanaloa Octopus Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau), Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay & The Painted Church) and Elements Jewelry & Fine Crafts (in Hawi). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hilo

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, stroll through Richardson Beach Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kapoho Tide Pools, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in April, with lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.