13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Hilo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Istanbul

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Volcano (Akatsuka Orchid Gardens & Jagger Museum) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hilo vacation planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Hilo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Istanbul to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Hilo at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and make a trip to Saddle Road.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona day trip planning site .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hilo in May since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Captain Cook, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, PapakĊlea Green Sand Beach, Kula Kai Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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