12 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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12 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Fredericton
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Waimea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Fredericton

3
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Get in touch with nature at Waialea Beach and 49 Black Sand Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mauna Kea Beach and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Waimea to Waikoloa to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park and stroll through Puukohola National Historic Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Waimea travel planner.

Moncton, Canada to Waimea is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Moncton to Waimea, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Waimea is much hotter than Moncton - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Mauna Kea Beach, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park ©
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

6
nights
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 Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Honaunau Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kealakekua Bay and Mokuaikaua Church. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa), The Painted Church (in Honaunau) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the striking landscape of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip builder.

Getting from Waimea to Kailua-Kona by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Waimea in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kahaluu Beach, Honaunau Bay
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

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