22 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hilo
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

12
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu), Waikoloa (Waikoloa Beach Resort, Helicopter Tours, & more) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). Spend the 7th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea Summit, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Kailua-Kona. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in June, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Honaunau, Captain Cook, Puukohola National Historic Park, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Mt. Kilauea, & more), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, and stop by Hilo Farmers Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hilo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in July since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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