9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
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Hilo
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 5 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kona Cloud Forest.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona driving holiday planner.

Redmond to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Redmond to Kailua-Kona. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redmond in May: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife · Parks
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Kona Cloud Forest ©
Kona Cloud Forest

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens as well as Rainbow Falls. On the 28th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then get to know the resident critters at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, then stroll around Carlsmith Beach Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Carlsmith Beach Park ©
Carlsmith Beach Park
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
Puukohola National Historic Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Kikaua Point Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Waialea Beach (in Waimea), Puako Bay (in Puako) and Captain Cook (Ka'Awaloa Trail & Big Island Bees). Enjoy Kailua-Kona some more: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Kekaha Kai State Park, and browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hilo in May since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Waialea Beach, Kona Historical Society, Kahaluu Beach
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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