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: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hawi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, explore and take pictures at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona holiday app .

Fort Lauderdale to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park side-trips: Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz (in Naalehu), Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens & Akaka Falls State Park) and Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Steam Vents.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park holiday maker tool .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hawi.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz, Kula Kai Caverns, Jagger Museum, Steam Vents
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

2
nights
Hawi

Hawi ©
Hawi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele, steep yourself in history at Puukohola National Historic Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lapakahi State Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kohala Historical Sites State Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Statue "King Kamehameha", and finally appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hawi online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hawi in 3 hours. While traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Hawi, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Statue "King Kamehameha", Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park
Statue ©
Statue "King Kamehameha"

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