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: Regina
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hilo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Regina

5
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.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Mauna Kea Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Kahalu'u Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Ka'Awaloa Trail (in Captain Cook). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahai'ula Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker .

Regina, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Regina to Kailua-Kona is minus 4 hours. In January, Kailua-Kona is much warmer than Regina - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahalu'u Beach Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Swim with Dolphins

5
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Richardson Beach Park and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hawaiian Vanilla Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Kapoho Tide Pools (in Pahoa), Kalapana (Star of the Sea Painted Church & Lava Viewing Area) and Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market (in Kaimu). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Kazumura Cave Tours, view the masterpieces at Banyan Gallery, and make a trip to Pepeekeo Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo holiday planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kalapana, Hilo Coffee Mill, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Kapoho Tide Pools, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Carlsmith Beach Park ©
Carlsmith Beach Park

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 25th (Sat), take a stroll through Kalapana.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Jagger Museum
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Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

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