7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Barcelona

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 1st (Fri), contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hilo trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Hilo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Hilo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

3
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hawai'i Surf and Kayak, Kohala Zipline and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hulihe'e Palace. Popular historic sites such as Puukohola National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Puako to see Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Mauna Kea Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Puako, Kealakekua Bay, Kohala Zipline, Kahaluu Beach, Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling

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