14 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

14 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
Drive + Fly:  35​h
1
Hilo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  35​h
End: Hammamet

3
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.
Head to Hilo Farmers Market and Big Island Candiesfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Jagger Museum and Imiloa Astronomy Center capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, see the interesting displays at Lyman Museum & Mission House, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hilo travel itinerary creator.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Hilo is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Hammamet to Hilo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hammamet, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hilo, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Big Island Candies, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Waikoloa Beach Resort and Big Island Bees. Get some historical perspective at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa) and South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through Kahaluu Beach, kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hilo in July since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Waikoloa, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Puukohola National Historic Park, Mauna Kea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

Similar Plans

16 days in Los Angeles, Island of Hawaii & San Francisco BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in San Francisco, Island of Hawaii & Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM POLAND December, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans