7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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7 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Waikoloa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Waikoloa

Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting 49 Black Sand Beach and Waipi'o Valley will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Waialea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waikoloa: Upolu Point (in Hawi) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Pololu Valley Lookout, explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park, admire all the interesting features of Anna Ranch Heritage Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Waikoloa day trip site .

Washington DC to Waikoloa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Waikoloa reach 83°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waimea, Puako, Puukohola National Historic Park, Upolu Point
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Waipi'o Valley ©
Waipi'o Valley

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.
On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip maker tool .

You can drive from Waikoloa to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Waikoloa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hilo, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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