6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii trip itinerary planner

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Hilo
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
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Hilo

— 1 night

America's Wettest City

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 21st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hilo itinerary planner.

Dallas to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dallas to Hilo. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Hilo to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Kailua-Kona

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Swim with Dolphins. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kahaluu Beach and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kailua-Kona, with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · 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.