17 days in Kauai, Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

17 days in Kauai, Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

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17 days in Kauai, Kailua-Kona & Hilo Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Lihue
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
End: Newark


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5
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tunnels Beach, Kilauea Lighthouse, Napali Sea Breeze Tours, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Spouting Horn and Wailua River State Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lihue trip builder app.

Newark to Lihue is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Lihue is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in Lihue dip to 76°F. You'll set off for Kailua-Kona on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Kauai Photo Tours, Waimea Canyon State Park, Napali Sea Breeze Tours
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Captain Cook Monument, Scuba & Snorkeling and Atlantis Submarines Kona. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau) and Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa). There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Rider Inc.

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Traveling by flight from Lihue to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. You will leave for Hilo on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Honaunau Bay, Anaehoomalu, The Captain Cook Monument, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

5
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kaumana Caves Park as well as Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. Bring the kids along to Akaka Falls State Park and Rainbow Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, explore and take pictures at Banyan Drive, stroll through Richardson Beach Park, and browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market.

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You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Hilo, with lows around 71°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Banyan Drive, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Imiloa Astronomy Center ©
Imiloa Astronomy Center

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