6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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6 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kealakekua Bay and The Painted Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Honaunau Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, experience rural life at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and shop like a local with Kona Joe Coffee.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau Bay, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kona Joe Coffee
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Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hilo trip planning app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island Candies
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

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