8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
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Hilo
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights

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Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©

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.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Kailua-Kona is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are warmer (72°F). You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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Hilo

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Punalu‘U Beach as well as Waipio Valley. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Punalu‘U Beach, step off the mainland to explore Coconut Island, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and then appreciate the views at Waipio Valley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hilo day trip planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Hilo, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kama'aina Kayak and Snorkel EcoVentures as well as Ko Olina Lagoons. Kids will enjoy Diamond Head State Monument and Laniakea Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Waimea Valley and Ala Moana Beach Park. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kaneohe and see Byodo-In Temple, which is approximately 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Nu’uanu Pali.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Honolulu are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Kama'aina Kayak and Snorkel EcoVentures ©
Kama'aina Kayak and Snorkel EcoVentures
Laniakea Beach ©
Laniakea Beach

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