7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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1
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
2
Hilo
— 4 nights

2
nights
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 27th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, then trek along Maka'eo Walking Path, then view the masterpieces at Kona Henna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona day trip planning site.

Bozeman to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bozeman in February, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 81°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Kona Cloud Forest ©
Kona Cloud Forest
St. Michael the Archangel Church ©
St. Michael the Archangel Church

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kīlauea and Kehena Black Sand Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carlsmith Beach Park and Richardson Beach Park. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Lava Viewing Area (in Kalapana) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Sulphur Banks & Kalapana). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Kazumura Cave Tours, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hilo travel planner.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hilo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Lava Viewing Area, Kehena Black Sand Beach
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park

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