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: New York City
foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Waimea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Volcano
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kealakekua Bay. Visit Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Magic Sands for some beach relaxation. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Honaunau (Honaunau Bay & Manini Kapahukapu Beach) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with Kona Boys, stop by Kona Wine Market, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and take in the waterfront at Kailua Pier.

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New York City to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kailua-Kona, with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honaunau, Captain Cook, Kahaluu Beach, Kona Boys
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Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

2
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Waialea Beach, then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then contemplate the long history of Puukohola National Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Waimea day trip planning app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Waimea by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, you will find days in Waimea are little chillier (71°F), and nights are colder (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puukohola National Historic Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach

2
nights
Volcano

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea and then walk around Punalu‘U Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Catholic Church,, then stop by Hilo Hatties, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Volcano trip planning site .

Getting from Waimea to Volcano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Waimea in June: highs in Volcano hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu‘U Beach
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Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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