6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii trip planner
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hilo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 2 nights

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, get impressive views of Kīlauea, and admire all the interesting features of Devastation Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary website.

Dallas to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dallas to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park due to the time zone difference. In August, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.
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Hilo — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo day trip tool.

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Hilo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona — 2 nights

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 13th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally stop by Puna Chocolate Company.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Hilo in August, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.
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