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
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Fly + foot:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Hilo Farmers Market, then engage your brain at Imiloa Astronomy Center, and then admire the sheer force of Wailuku River State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Onomea Bay, then immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Umauma Falls.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilo day trip site .

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Hilo at 80°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Onomea Bay, Umauma Falls
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Imiloa Astronomy Center ©
Imiloa Astronomy Center
Onomea Bay ©
Onomea Bay

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mauna Kea, Hawaii Forest and Trail and Kula Kai Caverns. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Adventures in Paradise Kayak & Snorkel (in Captain Cook). There's lots more to do: cast your line with TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing, explore the activities along Kiholo Bay, see HYPR Nalu, and admire the majestic nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary site .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahalu'u Beach Park, Adventures in Paradise Kayak & Snorkel, Kula Kai Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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