11 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Waimea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Waimea

A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at 49 Black Sand Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Waipio Valley Lookout, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waialea Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Waimea travel itinerary planner.

Newark to Waimea is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Mauna Kea Beach, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Sand Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Magic Sands. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Honaunau (The Painted Church & Honaunau Bay). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Kona Joe Coffee, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and pause for some photo ops at The Captain Cook Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Waimea to Kailua-Kona by car takes about an hour. While traveling from Waimea, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Keauhou, Honaunau Bay, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
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Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

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