6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii route planner

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Fly
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Hilo
— 1 night
Drive
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Puako
— 1 night
Drive
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Captain Cook
— 1 night
Drive
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo itinerary builder app.

Atlanta to Hilo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Hilo. Traveling from Atlanta in November, expect nights in Hilo to be warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Puako.

Things to do in Hilo

Shopping · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Puako

— 1 night
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, then look for gifts at Waikoloa Beach Resort, then explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, and finally kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puako trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Hilo to Puako in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Puako can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Puako

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook

— 1 night
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kealakekua Bay, take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, then stop by Big Island Bees, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Captain Cook trip builder website.

Getting from Puako to Captain Cook by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Captain Cook can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

— 1 night
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 15th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devastation Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Captain Cook to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Captain Cook in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 68°F in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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.