58 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

58 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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58 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 36 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Honaunau
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilo
— 11 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

36
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.
You've now added Mauna Kea to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Puako (Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more) and Kawaihae (Puukohola National Historic Park & Pua Mau Place Arboretum & Botanical Garden). There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort , admire the verdant scenery at Waipio Valley, and stroll through Anaehoomalu.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona driving holiday app .

Vancouver, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in October; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Honaunau.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waimea, Island of Hawaii, Waikoloa, Holualoa, Hawi
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Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

8
nights
Honaunau

Honaunau ©
Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honaunau: Naalehu (Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz, & more) and Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Painted Church, and trek along The 1871 Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Honaunau using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kailua-Kona to Honaunau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Honaunau sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Honaunau

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Naalehu, Kealakekua, Kula Kai Caverns, Ho‘Okena Beach Park
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

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 13th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Honaunau to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Honaunau in December, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

11
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo), Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Pahoa (Kapoho Tide Pools & Maku'u Farmer's Market). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, savor the flavors at Hilo Farmers Market, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and stop by Big Island Candies.

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Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, Pahoa, Kalapana Kava Bar, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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