32 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

32 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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32 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Waimea
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Volcano
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

9
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.
Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Kealakekua Bay and Hulihe'e Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona road trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Kailua-Kona. In July, Kailua-Kona is little chillier than Hong Kong - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Honaunau, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

10
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hawai'i Surf and Kayak. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puukohola National Historic Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. Step out of the city life by going to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Waipio Valley. Explore Waimea's surroundings by going to Waikoloa (Queens' Market Place, Anaehoomalu, & more), Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, hike along Waipio Na'alapa Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout, and tee off at Mauna Lani Resort .

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Waimea route planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Waimea in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Waimea: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waikoloa, Kawaihae, Puako, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Hawai'i Surf and Kayak ©
Hawai'i Surf and Kayak
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

10
nights
Volcano

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Liliuokalani Gardens and Kalapana. Get outdoors at Akaka Falls State Park and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volcano: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs & Holei Sea Arch) and Hilo (Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Hilo Farmers Market, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu‘U Beach, learn about winemaking at Volcano Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Volcano attractions planning site .

Getting from Waimea to Volcano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Waimea, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Volcano, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pahoa, Big Island Candies, Punalu‘U Beach
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Helicopter Tours
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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