30 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

30 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hilo
— 12 nights
2
Puako
— 4 nights
3
Captain Cook
— 5 nights
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 6 nights

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua-Kona (The Vanillerie, Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), &more), Hula Daddy Kona Coffee (in Holualoa) and Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, and take a memorable drive along Saddle Road.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hilo itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Hilo is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Birmingham to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in November, with highs in Hilo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Volcano, Laupahoehoe, Papaikou
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Swim with Dolphins
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puako: Honokaa (Waipiʻo Valley Lookout & Mauna Kea Tea), Elements Jewelry & Fine Crafts (in Hawi) and Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau). There's much more to do: stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, take an in-depth tour of Parker Ranch, steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kohala Historical Sites State Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puako, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hilo to Puako in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Puako are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Puako

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waimea, Honokaa, Kawaihae, Elements Jewelry & Fine Crafts
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Captain Cook

Captain Cook ©
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Go for a jaunt from Captain Cook to Ocean View to see Kula Kai Caverns about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, explore the galleries of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, stop by Big Island Bees, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Captain Cook day trip planning app.

You can drive from Puako to Captain Cook in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Honaunau, Holualoa, Keauhou, Kula Kai Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park side-trips: Naalehu (Whittington Beach Park & Papakōlea Green Sand Beach). The adventure continues: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, stroll through Sulphur Banks, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a memorable drive along Mauna Loa Scenic Drive.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Captain Cook to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Captain Cook in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Naalehu, Chain of Craters Rd
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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