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: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h
1
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Puako
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Honaunau
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner .

Los Angeles to Hilo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Hilo is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Hilo reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puako.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours Parks Nature
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

1
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Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 11th (Mon), stroll through Mauna Kea Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puako holiday maker website .

You can drive from Hilo to Puako in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Puako can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Honaunau.

Things to do in Puako

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mauna Kea Beach
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

3
nights
Honaunau

Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Honaunau: Kailua-Kona (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), & more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Honaunau vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Puako to Honaunau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Honaunau

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, Kahaluu Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

3
nights
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 15th (Fri): stroll through Sulphur Banks, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

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Getting from Honaunau to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Honaunau in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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