Route & dates
10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary
Kailua-Kona— 1 night
Waimea— 2 nights
Drive: 1h 15min
Hilo— 2 nights
Drive: 1h 15min
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 25h
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Heart of the Kona Coast
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.Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kona Diving Company, then experience rural life at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, and then take a memorable tour with Kona Honu Divers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, stop by Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, then take a leisurely stroll along Kailua Pier, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with Big Island Divers.
To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona holiday maker site .
London, UK to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kailua-Kona is minus 10 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect Kailua-Kona to be warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Waimea.
Things to do in Kailua-Kona
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kahaluu Beach
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get great views at Waipiʻo Valley Lookout and then trot along with Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Waipio Valley, then take some stellar pictures from Pololu Valley Lookout, and then whizz through the canopy at Big Island Eco Adventures II Zipline Canopy Tour.
To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Waimea trip maker.
Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Waimea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in April: highs in Waimea hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hilo.
Things to do in Waimea
Island of Hawaii, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Big Island Eco Adventures II Zipline Canopy Tour, Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley
America's Wettest City
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.On the 22nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take in the pleasant sights at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wailuku River State Park. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Imiloa Astronomy Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market.
To plan Hilo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Getting from Waimea to Hilo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Waimea in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hilo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Things to do in Hilo
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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.Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, walk around Punalu‘U Beach, and then stroll through Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get impressive views of Kīlauea.
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.
Traveling by car from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Punalu‘U Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach