10 days in Waikoloa & Naalehu Itinerary

10 days in Waikoloa & Naalehu Itinerary

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10 days in Waikoloa & Naalehu Itinerary

Start: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Drive:  45​min
1
Waikoloa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Naalehu
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

2
nights
Waikoloa

Waikoloa ©
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 24th (Fri), look for gifts at Waikoloa Beach Resort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anaehoomalu, then contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puukohola National Historic Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

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Kailua-Kona to Waikoloa is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Waikoloa are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naalehu.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Anaehoomalu ©
Anaehoomalu
Waikoloa Beach Resort ©
Waikoloa Beach Resort
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

7
nights
Naalehu

Naalehu ©
Naalehu is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Naalehu: Captain Cook (Rooster Farms, The Painted Church, & more), Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Pele Plantations, & more) and Mauna Loa Scenic Drive (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, stroll around Punalu‘U Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Ka Lae Light, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kula Kai Caverns.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naalehu trip planner .

You can drive from Waikoloa to Naalehu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Waikoloa in January: highs in Naalehu hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Naalehu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Honaunau, Captain Cook, Pahala, Mauna Loa Scenic Drive, Kula Kai Caverns
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