60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Hilo
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 24 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kawaihae
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: London

14
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Liliuokalani Gardens and Pacific Tsunami Museum. You'll explore and learn at Lyman Museum and Imiloa Astronomy Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Pahoa (Kapoho Tide Pools & Pahoa Pool), Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carlsmith Beach Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Kilauea Caverns of Fire, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilo vacation planner.

London, UK to Hilo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hilo is minus 10 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Hilo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Pahoa, Honomu, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hawaii Plantation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park

24
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kealakekua Bay and The Painted Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Hulihe'e Palace and H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Waikoloa (49 Black Sand Beach & Genesis Galleries LLC), Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & Honaunau Bay) and Waimea (Isaacs Art Center Museum and Gallery, Mau'umae Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and appreciate the views at Waipi'o Valley.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kawaihae.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Waimea, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Holualoa
Highlights from your plan
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

8
nights
Kawaihae

Kawaihae ©
Kawaihae is an unincorporated community on the west side of the island of Hawaii in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Mauna Kea Beach and Upolu Point. Visiting Pololu Valley Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kawaihae: Kapaau (Keokea Beach Park & Ackerman Galleries) and Hawi (Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele, Elements Jewelry & Fine Crafts, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Lapakahi State Historical Park, take a memorable drive along Kohala Mountain Range, and admire the natural beauty at Pua Mau Place Arboretum & Botanical Garden.

Plan trip to Kawaihae with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Kawaihae in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Kawaihae are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off toHawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kawaihae

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawi, Island of Hawaii, Kapaau, Kauna'oa Bay
Highlights from your plan
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

10
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Volcano Art Center and Kalapana. Get outdoors at Kīlauea and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Venture out of the city with trips to Naalehu (Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz, & more) and Wood Valley Temple (in Pahala). Spend the 17th (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Kulanaokuaiki Campground. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, get impressive views of Kīlauea, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and stroll through Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Kawaihae to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when traveling from Kawaihae in October, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, Lava Viewing Area, Wood Valley Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

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