15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 4 nights
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Hilo
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Kailua-Kona

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll get in some beach time at Anaehoomalu and Honaunau Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Na'alapa Stables - Kahua Ranch (in Waimea). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Hawaii Forest and Trail, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach, and contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona planning website.

London, UK to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from London to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. In April, Kailua-Kona is warmer than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.
Get outdoors at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Ka Lae. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, stroll through Holei Sea Arch, and take a stroll through Kalapana.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road trip site.

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 April, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
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Hilo

Hilo ©

America's Wettest City

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.
Visiting Akaka Falls State Park and Liliuokalani Gardens will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punalu‘U Beach and Richardson Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Steam Vents (in Pahoa) and Volcano (Epic Lava Tours & Jagger Museum). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with The Umauma Experience, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a memorable drive along Banyan Drive, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner.

Getting from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

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