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: Sacramento
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Honaunau
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Ocean View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Laupahoehoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

2
nights
Honaunau

Honaunau ©
Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 4th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Kealakekua Bay, then experience rural life at Big Island Bees, and finally kick back and relax at Ho‘Okena Beach Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honaunau sightseeing website .

Sacramento to Honaunau is an approximately 11-hour combination of train, subway, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Honaunau is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sacramento in April: highs in Honaunau hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ocean View.

Things to do in Honaunau

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Ho‘Okena Beach Park
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Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Ho‘Okena Beach Park ©
Ho‘Okena Beach Park

1
night
Ocean View

Ocean View ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): experience rural life at Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Ocean View online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Honaunau to Ocean View takes an hour. When traveling from Honaunau in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Ocean View: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Ocean View

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Naalehu, Ka'u Coffee Mill
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Ka'u Coffee Mill ©
Ka'u Coffee Mill

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States located in the District of Puna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kehena Black Sand Beach and Devastation Trail. Visiting Kilauea Caverns of Fire and Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Mountain View side-trips: Pu'u Huluhulu trail (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park), Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market (in Kaimu) and Star of the Sea Painted Church (in Kalapana). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Maku'u Farmer's Market and stop by Hilo Coffee Mill.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mountain View holiday builder .

You can drive from Ocean View to Mountain View in 1.5 hours. In April, Mountain View is somewhat warmer than Ocean View - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Laupahoehoe.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pahoa, Kilauea Caverns of Fire, Star of the Sea Painted Church, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market
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Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Kehena Black Sand Beach ©
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

1
night
Laupahoehoe

Laupahoehoe ©
Laupāhoehoe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, in the District of North Hilo. To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Laupahoehoe road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Laupahoehoe takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Laupahoehoe can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Laupahoehoe

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Magic Sands.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Getting from Laupahoehoe to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Magic Sands ©
Magic Sands
Kamakahonu ©
Kamakahonu

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