7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Waikoloa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Honaunau
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  16​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Hilo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, look for gifts at Big Island Candies, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park.

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Washington DC to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In June in Hilo, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Big Island Candies
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Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Big Island Candies ©
Big Island Candies

3
nights
Waikoloa

Waikoloa ©
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Attractions like 49 Black Sand Beach and Pololu Valley Lookout make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Laupahoehoe Beach Park and Waikoloa Beach Resort. Explore Waikoloa's surroundings by going to Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, admire the verdant scenery at Waipi'o Valley, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauna'oa Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Waikoloa road trip tool .

Getting from Hilo to Waikoloa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Honaunau.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Kauna'oa Bay, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hawaiian Vanilla Company
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Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Kauna'oa Bay ©
Kauna'oa Bay

1
night
Honaunau

Honaunau ©
Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 14th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, then stop by Kona Joe Coffee, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Honaunau Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honaunau online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Waikoloa to Honaunau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honaunau

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kona Joe Coffee
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Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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