7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii holiday planner

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Hilo
— 1 night
Drive
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Puako
— 1 night
Drive
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Captain Cook
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
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Hilo

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 2nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo online road trip planner.

Atlanta to Hilo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Puako

Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Waialea Beach, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, and then stroll through Mauna Kea Beach.

Plan my day in Puako using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hilo to Puako in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Puako are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Puako

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Captain Cook

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 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, then pause for some photo ops at The Captain Cook Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Painted Church, and finally kick back and relax at Honaunau Bay.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Captain Cook online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puako to Captain Cook in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), make a trip to Holei Sea Arch, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

You can 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 July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.