6 days in Seattle & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

6 days in Seattle & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

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6 days in Seattle & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to B&B Family Farm in Sequim--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

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

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Seattle. August in Seattle sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Kailua-Kona in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Swim with Dolphins
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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