8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 day
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Hilo
— 2 nights
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Paauilo
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Holei Sea Arch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In April, daytime highs in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Historic Walking Area
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
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Scenic Drive
Devastation Trail
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Hiking Trail
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
4.8

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Hilo

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.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church,, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, then look for gifts at Basically Books, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hilo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paauilo.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours
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Cemetery
Alae Cemetery
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Paauilo

Paauilo ©
Paauilo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): experience rural life at Kahi Ola Mau Farm and then see the sky in a new way at Mauna Kea Observatories. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Hawaiian Vanilla Company and then head outdoors with Kalopa State Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paauilo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hilo to Paauilo by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Hilo in April, expect nights in Paauilo to be colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Paauilo

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Outdoor Activity
Kalopa State Recreation Area
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Kailua-Kona

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.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, look for gifts at The Original Donkey Ball Store, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Paauilo to Kailua-Kona takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Paauilo in April, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are much warmer (72°F). On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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