9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Island of Hawaii sightseeing planner
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Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Captain Cook
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puako
— 3 nights
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Hilo — 2 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kaumana Caves Park and Liliuokalani Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Richardson Beach Park. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Coconut Island, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip tool.

Savannah to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Savannah to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Savannah in June, you will find days in Hilo are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 1 night

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, cruise along Chain of Craters Rd, and then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Captain Cook.
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Captain Cook — 2 nights

A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Painted Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Honaunau Bay, and then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Captain Cook trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Captain Cook takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Captain Cook, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puako.
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Puako — 3 nights

Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout, immerse yourself in nature at Lapakahi State Historical Park, then stroll through Waipio Valley, and finally take some stellar pictures from Waipiʻo Valley Lookout. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at 49 Black Sand Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puako online trip maker.

You can drive from Captain Cook to Puako in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins · 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.
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