60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii visit planner

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Kailua-Kona
— 30 nights
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Hilo
— 16 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 12 nights
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Kailua-Kona

— 30 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Waipio Valley and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Popular historic sites such as The Painted Church and St. Michael the Archangel Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Waimea (Waipio Na'alapa Trail, Waialea Beach, &more), Captain Cook (Ka'Awaloa Trail, Sacred Grounds Coffee Farm, &more) and Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Hulihe'e Palace, take a memorable drive along Kohala Mountain Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. In January, Kailua-Kona is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo

— 16 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liliuokalani Gardens and Richardson Beach Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Lyman Museum and Imiloa Astronomy Center. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo), Pahoa (Kapoho Tide Pools, Isaac Hale Beach Park, &more) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, stroll around Carlsmith Beach Park, and Head underground at Kazumura Cave Tours.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hilo travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hilo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

— 12 nights
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Volcano Art Center Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kīlauea and Sulphur Banks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Naalehu (Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit, Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, hike along Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and cruise along Mauna Loa Scenic Drive.

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Traveling by car from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
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.