5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Ocean View
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hilo
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Ocean View

Ocean View ©
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kula Kai Caverns and then kick back and relax at South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ocean View day trip planning website .

New York City to Ocean View is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Ocean View due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Ocean View: highs are around 66°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Ocean View

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ocean View to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Ocean View, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee ©
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo route app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours Parks Nature
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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