8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona
— 5 nights
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Hilo

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Banyan Drive and then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hilo tour itinerary planner.

Detroit to Hilo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, Hilo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kailua-Kona

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Waipio Valley and Kanaloa Octopus Farm. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at 49 Black Sand Beach and White Sand Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Waikoloa), Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Captain Cook (Kealakekua Bay & The Captain Cook Monument). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and look for gifts at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.