6 days in Seattle & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

6 days in Seattle & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Bus + 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 much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough 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
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Kailua-Kona takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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