Three Day Itinerary Around Hawaii
In case you are heading to Hawaii on vacation, we have the perfect itinerary for you. One of the things that you need to know about this Hawaii itinerary is that it involves a lot of driving. Nevertheless, when it is over, you can be sure that you made the best out of the few days you had to spend on this amazing island.
So, let’s get started.
Day 1: Kona And The Beaches:
As soon as you arrive at the Kona airport, you will see that you have different rent a car services. So, just pick the one you prefer and hit the road.
The first thing you should do is to take some time to explore the Kona village. Just head south so that you can take a closer look at the beautiful west coast beaches.
When you reach the Kealakekua Bay, you should make a stop. Take some time to check out the James Cook Monument. Then, just drive 4 miles to the south to Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau (also known as the city of refuge or Honaunau bay) for some snorkeling.
According to the Travel Channel, this was elected as “One of America’s best beaches 2004”. So, why not take some time to get some food and simply stay there and look at the beautiful ocean?
In order to spend the night, one of the best places that you have is located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Volcano Village.
Day 2: Lava And The Volcanoes:
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is just a beautiful place and it’s perfect if you can enjoy it right in the morning of your second day in Hawaii. Before you get out, you should ensure that you check in at the Visitor Center to see how are the weather and lava conditions for the day. If everything is ok, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the steaming calderas, the sulfur banks, and the lava tubes of the park.
When you just had enough, all you need to do is to get into your car and drive towards Hilo to go to Puna. Here, you will be able to explore the Lava Tree State Park as well as the many picturesque roads.
In case it is almost dinner time, you can go to the quaint town of Pahoa for an early dinner.
Day 3: Hilo And A Scenic Road Trip:
One of the best breakfasts you can have during your stay in Hawaii is to eat it while you are watching the sunrise over the ocean on Hilo Boulevard. As you are there, you can take some time to visit the Farmers Market as well as the Tsunami Museum.
Then, it’s time to get in the car again and head to the north, to the Hamakua Coast. As you are heading there, there are two main stops that you should consider:
– Akaka Falls State Park, the most famous waterfall in Hawaii
– World Botanical Gardens, where you can hike through forests until you reach the waterfalls.
Then, you should continue to head north to Honoka’a Town. Here, you will find great places to grab some food besides the numerous galleries and shops you can visit.
Then, just drive back to the airport.