9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
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Paauilo
— 1 night
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Hilo
— 5 nights

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Kailua-Kona

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hulihe'e Palace, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then take in the exciting artwork at Trudy's Island Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Washington DC to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Kailua-Kona is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Kailua-Kona to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Paauilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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History Museum
Hulihe'e Palace
4.3

1
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Paauilo

Paauilo ©
Paauilo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes W. M. Keck Observatory. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaiian Vanilla Company and then look and learn at W. M. Keck Observatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paauilo online holiday builder.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Paauilo in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, plan for little chillier days in Paauilo, with highs around 67°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Paauilo

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Hilo

Hilo ©

America's Wettest City

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Volcano Art Center Gallery and Jagger Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, view the masterpieces at Banyan Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and engage your brain at Imiloa Astronomy Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Paauilo to Hilo takes an hour. While traveling from Paauilo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hilo, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Jagger Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Lyman Museum
4.3

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