60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

60 days in Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo
— 16 nights
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Waimea
— 14 nights
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Captain Cook
— 15 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 14 nights

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Hilo

Hilo ©

America's Wettest City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Kailua-Kona (The Vanillerie, Swim with Dolphins, &more), Lava Viewing Area (in Kalapana) and Holualoa (Sunshower Farms & Hula Daddy Kona Coffee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and examine the collection at Lyman Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hilo route planner.

Gainesville to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. While traveling from Gainesville, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Hilo, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 17:
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Swim with Dolphins
Helicopter Tours

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Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Waimea side-trips: Waikoloa (Waikoloa Kings' Course, 49 Black Sand Beach, &more), Hawi (Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele, Hawi Wind Farm, &more) and Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, take some stellar pictures from Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, get engrossed in the history at Parker Ranch, and explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Waimea online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hilo to Waimea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Hilo, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Waimea, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout ©
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

15
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Captain Cook

Captain Cook ©
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Explore Captain Cook's surroundings by going to Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View), Naalehu (Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit, &more) and Milolii (Honomalino Bay & Miloli'i Beach County Park). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Kealakekua Bay, relax in the rural setting at Big Island Bees, and enjoy the sand and surf at Two Step.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Captain Cook online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Waimea to Captain Cook takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Waimea, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Captain Cook, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Pahala (Ka'u Coffee Mill, Punalu‘U Beach, &more), Naalehu (Whittington Beach Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, &more) and Pahoa (Kehena Black Sand Beach, Isaac Hale Beach Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get great views at Holei Sea Arch.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park online tour planner.

Drive from Captain Cook to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch

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