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: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Laupahoehoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Laupahoehoe

Laupahoehoe ©
Laupāhoehoe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, in the District of North Hilo. On the 10th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Hawaiian Vanilla Company, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then look for gifts at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Waipio Valley Lookout, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then appreciate the history behind Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Laupahoehoe vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Laupahoehoe is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Laupahoehoe due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in Laupahoehoe at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Laupahoehoe

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hilo, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Hawaiian Vanilla Company
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hawaiian Vanilla Company ©
Hawaiian Vanilla Company
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout ©
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hula Daddy Kona Coffee. Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Honaunau Bay, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona tour planner.

Traveling by car from Laupahoehoe to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Honaunau Bay, Kealakekua Bay, Kona Joe Coffee, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hulihe'e Palace ©
Hulihe'e Palace
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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