Traveling to Hawaii is everyone’s dream, and the different Hawaii islands have plenty to offer to all expectations. What to do in Hawaii really depends on what you are looking for, and a Hawaii itinerary can be as varied as a camping trip to a week-long spa treat, scuba-diving to watching a traditional hula show. Our Hawaii Itinerary is for outdoor enthusiasts that want to explore Big Island things to do.

Hawaii Itinerary 10 Days: Best Things to Do on the Big Island // Hiking in Volcanoes National Park

Hiking in Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Itinerary: 10 Days

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kona Airport
  • Day 2-3: Dive south of Kona in the famous scuba-diving spots like Two Steps, or watch Manta Rays during night dive
  • Day 4: Drive from Kona to the Volcanoes National Park, stopping at the beaches
  • Day 5-7: Explore the Volcanoes National Park, spending one day driving around, and two on a trek to some of the more remote areas of the park
  • Day 8: Take a sightseeing helicopter tour from Hilo to observe the volcanoes from high above
  • Day 9: Drive north of Hilo to explore the coast, and return to Kona
  • Day 10: Chill in the morning before taking a flight back home
Hawaii Itinerary 10 Days: Best Things to Do on the Big Island // Helicopter ride over Napau Crater

Helicopter ride over Napau Crater

Best Things to Do on the Big Island

  • Dive or learn to dive 
  • Board a helicopter ride over the volcanoes
  • Hike in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Kayak around Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay.
  • Learn about the island’s history at the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Swim in Ho‘okena Beach Park or Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
  • Watch the stars from the Mauna Koa
  • Enjoy the remoteness of the Waipio Beach
  • Admire the Akaka Falls 
Hawaii Itinerary 10 Days: Best Things to Do on the Big Island // Waipio Valley

Waipio Valley

More details will come shortly to provide complete information about our trip, including travel tips and how to organize your Big Island Hawaii Itinerary.

For now, here are some Big Island photos that will make you want to pack and go right away to Hawaii!

Hawaii Itinerary 10 Days: Best Things to Do on the Big Island // Night dive with manta rays of the Kona Coast

Night dive with manta rays of the Kona Coast

Hawaii Itinerary 10 Days: Best Things to Do on the Big Island // Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls

Hawaii Itinerary 10 Days: Best Things to Do on the Big Island // Ferns in the Volcanoes National Park rainforest

Ferns in the Volcanoes National Park rainforest

Hawaii Itinerary 10 Days: Best Things to Do on the Big Island // Tiki Gods, Puuhonua o Honaunau National Park

Tiki Gods, Puuhonua o Honaunau National Park

 

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