16 days in Island of Hawaii & Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Island of Hawaii & Alaska Itinerary

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16 days in Island of Hawaii & Alaska Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22​h
1
Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  11​h 30​min
3
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Steam Vents, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then stop by Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hilo online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi, India to Hilo is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from New Delhi to Hilo. Traveling from New Delhi in July, things will get slightly colder in Hilo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Trails

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Steam Vents, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Original Donkey Ball Store and Greenwell Farms. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Honaunau and see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Lava Tube Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online tour planner .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms
H.N. Greenwell Store Museum ©
H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

1
night
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 18th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then shop like a local with Caribou Creek Company, and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ketchikan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kailua-Kona to Ketchikan in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in July: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 21°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Zipline
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Juneau trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

2
nights
Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Resurrection Bay and Benny Benson Memorial. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Irbi Knives.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Seward trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Juneau to Seward takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. July in Seward sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Resurrection Bay ©
Resurrection Bay
Helicopter Tours
Benny Benson Memorial ©
Benny Benson Memorial

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage travel planner .

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail
The Roundhouse at Alyeska ©
The Roundhouse at Alyeska

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