11 days in Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

11 days in Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

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11 days in Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Oklahoma City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Original Donkey Ball Store, Hulihe'e Palace, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mokuaikaua Church and Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary maker site .

Orlando to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 77°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Kawaihae, The Original Donkey Ball Store, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ka'u Coffee Mill, Star of the Sea Painted Church, Isaac Hale Beach Park, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Akaka Falls State Park and South Point Complex. Discover out-of-the-way places like Liliuokalani Gardens and Punalu`u Bake Shop. Take a break from Hilo with a short trip to Punalu‘U Beach in Pahala, about 1h 20 min away.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 71°F in Hilo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, Pahoa, Pahala, Naalehu
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

3
nights
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Statue "King Kamehameha", Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island Bees, and other attractions you added.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona route site .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Kailua-Kona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Hawi, Statue "King Kamehameha"
Highlights from your plan
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Flumin’ Kohala ©
Flumin’ Kohala
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout

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