10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Waimea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Kona Ocean Adventures, sample the tasty concoctions at Kona Brewing Company, get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Kailua-Kona is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kealakekua Bay, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Neptune Charlies Ocean Safaris ©
Neptune Charlies Ocean Safaris

4
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waimea: Waikoloa (Anaehoomalu, Queens' Market Place, & more) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , contemplate the long history of Puukohola National Historic Park, and get a taste of life in the country at Evening at Kahua Ranch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Waimea trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Waimea by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, you will find days in Waimea are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Mauna Lani Resort , Puukohola National Historic Park, Waipio Valley, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Lani Resort ©
Mauna Lani Resort
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout ©
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout

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 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, look for gifts at Big Island Candies, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner .

Drive from Waimea to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waimea in November, expect nights in Hilo to be warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Big Island Candies
Highlights from your plan
Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Pacific Tsunami Museum ©
Pacific Tsunami Museum

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