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: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Kawaihae
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Laupahoehoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Kawaihae

Kawaihae ©
Kawaihae is an unincorporated community on the west side of the island of Hawaii in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anaehoomalu.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kawaihae custom trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kawaihae is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Kawaihae, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kawaihae, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Laupahoehoe.

Things to do in Kawaihae

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Anaehoomalu
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Anaehoomalu ©
Anaehoomalu

2
nights
Laupahoehoe

Laupahoehoe ©
Laupāhoehoe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, in the District of North Hilo. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Laupahoehoe Beach Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take some stellar pictures from Waipio Valley Lookout. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Laupahoehoe holiday planner.

Getting from Kawaihae to Laupahoehoe by car takes about an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kawaihae in August, with highs in Laupahoehoe at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Laupahoehoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

2
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kealakekua Bay and Kahaluu Beach. Attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Honaunau Bay, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

You can drive from Laupahoehoe to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. August in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kealakekua Bay, Honaunau Bay, Kahaluu Beach
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Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Ocean Rider Inc ©
Ocean Rider Inc

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