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: Dallas
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
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.
On the 17th (Sun), savor the flavors at Hilo Farmers Market, then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hilo visit website .

Dallas to Hilo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in November; daily highs in Hilo reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Helicopter Tours
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona road trip planning app .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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