8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
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Hilo
— 2 nights

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. We've included these beaches for you: 49 Black Sand Beach and Honaunau Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and hike along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona day trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Kailua-Kona is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Halifax, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, 49 Black Sand Beach, Honaunau Bay
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park ©
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

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Hilo

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 23rd (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours, then walk around Carlsmith Beach Park, then stroll through Richardson Beach Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. On your second day here, hike along Sulphur Banks, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hilo itinerary app.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, plan for little chillier nights in Hilo, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours
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Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours ©
Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

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