18 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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18 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Laupahoehoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Volcano
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Laupahoehoe

Laupahoehoe ©
Laupāhoehoe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, in the District of North Hilo. Get outdoors at Richardson Beach Park and Zipline. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hawaiian Vanilla Company and Liliuokalani Park and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Laupahoehoe side-trips: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Pepeekeo Scenic Drive) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park and appreciate the history behind Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Laupahoehoe tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Laupahoehoe is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in November, with highs in Laupahoehoe at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Laupahoehoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Hawaiian Vanilla Company
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Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

5
nights
Volcano

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Take a break from the city and head to Kapoho Tide Pools and South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Holei Sea Arch and Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kalapana & Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Green Sands Beach, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Kilauea, and hike along Kilauea Iki Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Volcano sightseeing planner.

Drive from Laupahoehoe to Volcano in 1.5 hours. November in Volcano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hilo Coffee Mill, Kapoho Tide Pools
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch

8
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waialea Beach and Mauna Kea Beach. Popular historic sites such as Kealakekua Bay and Mokuaikaua Church are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Waikoloa (49 Black Sand Beach & Anaehoomalu), Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau (The Painted Church & Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Honaunau Bay, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, experience rural life at Kona Joe Coffee, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau, Kealakekua, Waikoloa, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach

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