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: Portland
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Portland

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 8th (Thu), cruise along Devastation Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour itinerary builder .

Portland to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Portland to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is warmer than Portland - with highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Jagger Museum
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Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo online route planner .

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Hilo sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature
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Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip app .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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