11 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Waikoloa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Kailua-Kona
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, thenget impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, thentrek along Sulphur Banks, and then Head underground at Kazumura Cave Tours.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hilo is minus 5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Hilo reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
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Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Waikoloa

Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 8th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenstroll through Waialea Beach, thenstroll through Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Mauna Kea Observatories, look for gifts at Waikoloa Beach Resort, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Waikoloa vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Waikoloa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Waikoloa are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, Waialea Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach

6
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center and Lava Light Galleries. Get in touch with nature at Kona Cloud Forest and Shark Diving. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View), Naalehu (Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz & South Point Complex) and Two Step (in Captain Cook). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Kekaha Kai State Park, examine the collection at Halualoa ukelele gallery, get impressive views of Hualalai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Make your Kailua-Kona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Waikoloa to Kailua-Kona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Naalehu, Halualoa ukelele gallery, Kula Kai Caverns, Kekaha Kai State Park
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:
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Kona Cloud Forest ©
Kona Cloud Forest
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
St. Michael the Archangel Church ©
St. Michael the Archangel Church

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