19 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

19 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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19 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Hilo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Waikoloa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Honaunau
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Orlando

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Hula Daddy Kona Coffee (in Holualoa), Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Kailua-Kona (Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu, Mauna Kea, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alae Cemetery.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Hilo day trip planner .

Orlando to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Waikoloa

Waikoloa ©
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waikoloa: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Waikoloa Beach Resort, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Waikoloa journey planner .

Getting from Hilo to Waikoloa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Waikoloa are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Honaunau.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Statue "King Kamehameha", Puukohola National Historic Park, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

2
nights
Honaunau

Honaunau ©
Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 31st (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Kula Kai Caverns, get a taste of the local shopping with Big Island Bees, then experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kealakekua Bay, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honaunau attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Waikoloa to Honaunau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Honaunau

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Kahaluu Beach, Kula Kai Caverns
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Naalehu (Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'u Huluhulu trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip builder .

Traveling by car from Honaunau to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when traveling from Honaunau in November, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Naalehu, Volcano, Steam Vents
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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