31 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hilo
— 12 nights
2
Puako
— 5 nights
3
Captain Cook
— 5 nights
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 6 nights

12
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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Volcano (Volcano Garden Arts, Jagger Museum, &more), Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo) and Kailua-Kona (Holualoa Village, Swim with Dolphins, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, engage your brain at Imiloa Astronomy Center, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, and examine the collection at Lyman Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo road trip planning website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Hilo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilo, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puako.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Volcano, Papaikou, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Swim with Dolphins

5
nights
Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Puako: Honokaa (Mauna Kea Tea & Waipiʻo Valley Lookout) and Kapaau (Ackerman Galleries & Statue "King Kamehameha"). The adventure continues: stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, immerse yourself in nature at Lapakahi State Historical Park, and tee off at Mauna Lani Resort .

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puako trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Puako takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Puako

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waimea, Kawaihae, Honokaa, Kapaau
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout ©
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Captain Cook side-trips: Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Big Island Bees, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Painted Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Captain Cook online travel route planner.

You can drive from Puako to Captain Cook in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Holualoa, Kealakekua, Keauhou, Kula Kai Caverns, Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Big Island Bees ©
Big Island Bees
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

6
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 (South Point Complex, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, make a trip to Holei Sea Arch, take a stroll through Kalapana, and stroll through Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour builder tool.

Getting from Captain Cook to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Captain Cook in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time 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
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook ©
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch

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