15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 4 nights
2
Captain Cook
— 2 nights
3
Puako
— 2 nights
4
Hilo
— 6 nights

4
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naalehu (Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz & Papakōlea Green Sand Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), stroll through Devastation Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park attractions planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Winnipeg to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in February, things will get warmer in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naalehu
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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

2
nights
Captain Cook

Captain Cook ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, thenrelax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, thenexperience rural life at Greenwell Farms, and finally explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Two Step, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then stroll through Honaunau Bay.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Captain Cook trip simple and quick.

Getting from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Captain Cook by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honaunau, Kahaluu Beach, Greenwell Farms, Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
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Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

2
nights
Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, and then stroll through Mauna Kea Beach. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Elements Jewelry & Fine Crafts, thenappreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort .

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puako trip planner.

Getting from Captain Cook to Puako by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Puako

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Kawaihae, Elements Jewelry & Fine Crafts, Mauna Lani Resort
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins & Mauna Kea) and Hula Daddy Kona Coffee (in Holualoa). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, see the interesting displays at Lyman Museum, get curious at Imiloa Astronomy Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hilo journey maker app.

You can drive from Puako to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Hilo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Banyan Drive, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum, Punalu‘U Beach
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Swim with Dolphins
Helicopter Tours

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