6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
Foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Volcano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Captain Cook
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Foot:  17​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Volcano

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Get in touch with nature at Kīlauea and Kalapana. Get a sense of the local culture at Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Volcano Art Center Gallery. Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Wailuku River State Park, &more) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). The adventure continues: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, cruise along Devastation Trail, and stroll through Pu'u Huluhulu trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Volcano journey planner.

New York City to Volcano is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Volcano: highs are around 84°F and lows about 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Punalu‘U Beach
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Kealakekua Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honaunau Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Captain Cook trip builder.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Captain Cook takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Honaunau
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Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

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