16 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
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Hilo
— 3 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 6 nights

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Swim with Dolphins. Relax by the water at Mauna Kea Beach and Kahaluu Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Honaunau (Honaunau Bay, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, &more) and Two Step (in Captain Cook). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract, kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona day trip planning site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in June; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Holualoa, Captain Cook, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Swim with Dolphins
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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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.
Maikai Ohana Tours has been added to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Punalu‘U Beach and Carlsmith Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Akaka Falls State Park and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Kehena Black Sand Beach (in Pahoa) and Volcano (Jagger Museum & Volcano Golf and Country Club). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hilo travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Volcano, Punalu‘U Beach, Kehena Black Sand Beach, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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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.
Visiting Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Holei Sea Arch will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Ka Lae. Go for a jaunt from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Naalehu to see South Point Complex about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Pu'u Huluhulu trail, stroll through Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail, admire all the interesting features of Chain of Craters Rd, and wander the streets of Kalapana.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Naalehu, Chain of Craters Rd
Highlights from your plan
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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