9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Kohala Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Captain Cook
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Foot:  17​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Kohala Coast

Kohala Coast ©
Dominated by the large volcano that looms in its background, Kohala Coast offers a quieter and less tourist-ridden alternative to the busier regions of Hawaii.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puukohola National Historic Park and The Puako Petroglyphs. Take a break from the city and head to Waialea Beach and Mauna Kea Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Genesis Galleries LLC, get engrossed in the history at Parker Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and stroll through Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kohala Coast trip planning tool .

New York City to Kohala Coast is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kohala Coast is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get warmer in Kohala Coast: highs are around 80°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Kohala Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waimea, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park ©
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park

5
nights
Captain Cook

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kahaluu Beach and Kīlauea. We've included these beaches for you: Honaunau Bay and Magic Sands. Change things up with a short trip to TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing in Kailua-Kona (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: gear up at Espace Plongee, take in the waterfront at Kailua Pier, experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, and explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Captain Cook trip builder website .

You can drive from Kohala Coast to Captain Cook in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Honaunau, Kīlauea, Kahaluu Beach
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Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Torpedo Tours ©
Torpedo Tours

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