13 days in Big Island Itinerary

13 days in Big Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Big Island itinerary maker
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Fly
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Waikoloa
— 1 night
Drive
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hilo
— 5 nights
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Waikoloa — 1 night

Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Anaehoomalu. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then see some colorful creatures with Hawai'i Surf and Kayak.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Waikoloa road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Waikoloa is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Waikoloa. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Waikoloa to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 5 nights

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
When in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, make a side trip to see Papakōlea Green Sand Beach in Naalehu, approximately Naalehu away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and stroll through Pu'u Huluhulu trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Waikoloa to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Hilo — 5 nights

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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Kailua-Kona (Holualoa Village, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Volcano (Epic Lava Tours & Jagger Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, and experience rural life at Hamakua Chocolate Farm.

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Drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Hilo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips