8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Aizawl
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  34​h
End: Aizawl

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) and then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner .

Aizawl, India to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 15 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona road trip tool .

Drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in August, Kailua-Kona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip itinerary site .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hilo, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Helicopter Tours
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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