15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hilo
— 5 nights
2
Puako
— 2 nights
3
Captain Cook
— 1 night
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 4 nights

5
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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Kailua-Kona (Mokuaikaua Church, Swim with Dolphins, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, examine the collection at Lyman Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo travel planner.

Oslo, Norway to Hilo is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Hilo, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, you will find days in Hilo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Hilo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Honomu Goat Dairy, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Swim with Dolphins
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, thenplay a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort , and then pause for some photo ops at Statue "King Kamehameha".

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puako trip maker website.

Drive from Hilo to Puako in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Puako, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Puako

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Scuba & Snorkeling, Statue "King Kamehameha", Mauna Lani Resort
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Captain Cook

Captain Cook ©
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, stop by Big Island Bees, thenexperience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Captain Cook day trip site.

Drive from Puako to Captain Cook in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Big Island Bees ©
Big Island Bees

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Naalehu (Ka Lae Light & Papakōlea Green Sand Beach). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Devastation Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery, hike along Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail, and visit Kalapana.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Captain Cook to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Captain Cook in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naalehu
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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

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