5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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5 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Washington DC
train + bus + Fly:  15​h
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Washington DC

1
day
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 23rd (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Washington DC to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 82°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
days
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 24th (Sun): stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally shop like a local with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hilo, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

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Side Trips

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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