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: Barcelona
Fly:  29​h
1
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Barcelona

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.
On the 25th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then stop by Big Island Candies.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Hilo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Hilo is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect nights in Hilo to be much hotter, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Big Island Candies
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

4
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.
Attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, take a stroll through Holualoa Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona custom trip planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Island Bees, Kahaluu Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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