4 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

4 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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4 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 1 day
Fly + Train:  23​h 45​min
End: Seoul

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip builder.

Seoul, South Korea to Hilo is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 19 hours traveling from Seoul to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in September: high temperatures in Hilo hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Museums
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in September, Kailua-Kona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kahaluu Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

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