13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona

— 11 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Anaehoomalu. Visiting Mauna Kea and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Volcano (Jagger Museum & Volcano Winery), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center Gallery, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, &more) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, contemplate the long history of Puukohola National Historic Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona vacation builder tool.

Oakland to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Oakland in March, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be warmer, around 70°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.