15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii trip planner

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Kapaau
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pahoa
— 1 night
Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

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Kapaau

— 2 nights
Kapaau is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, at the northern tip of the big island of Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, then appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Upolu Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at 49 Black Sand Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kapaau online journey planner.

Valparaiso to Kapaau is an approximately 62-hour travel. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Valparaiso to Kapaau due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Valparaiso in June: highs in Kapaau hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kapaau

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Kahalu'u Beach Park. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Anna Ranch Heritage Center (in Waimea), Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Waipio Valley, kick back and relax at Honaunau Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona planner.

Traveling by car from Kapaau to Kailua-Kona takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kapaau in June, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much warmer, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

— 4 nights
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Take a break from the city and head to Holei Sea Arch and Chain of Craters Rd. Step off the beaten path and head to Keanakakoi Crater Overlook and Sulphur Banks. Step out of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to go to Kalapana and see Lava Viewing Area, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devastation Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery, and contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park online journey maker.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pahoa.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Pahoa

— 1 night
Pāhoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i, United States located in the District of Puna. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kapoho Tide Pools, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Star of the Sea Painted Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kehena Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the natural beauty of Ahalanui Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pahoa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Pahoa takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Pahoa can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pahoa

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
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.