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5 Day Itinerary – Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

Each island in the Hawaiian islands has their own distinct flavor and reason for visiting. As for things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii, it’s the place for big adventures and wow moments. Many people mistakenly call their vacation to Waikiki or Oahu a Hawaiian vacation without realizing that in fact, Waikiki is on the island of Oahu and Hawaii is the name of the largest island in the archipelago. Being the largest of the Hawaiian Islands there is a lot of ground to cover and a lot of exciting and adventurous activities to do. Many visit Hawaii Island on a day trip from Oahu. We recommend spending at least five days on the Big Island, even longer if you can! I don’t feel the Big Island of Hawaii is the place for a beach vacation. I think Maui and Oahu have more stunning beaches that are better for swimming and relaxing. The Big Island for me is about volcanoes and incredible adventures. We had five nights, six days on the Big Island of Hawaii. We decided to create an itinerary to help you get the most out of your time there. This Big Island Hawaii itinerary is not exactly how we experienced it, as there are a couple of things we would have done a little differently. We like to give you the best information to help you have the best travel experience in Hawaii, so this is what we think will work. If you can spend extra days, we recommend it and will add in suggestions to cater to that for you. Things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii Table of Contents: Day 1: Hilo Day 2: Volcanoes National Park Day 3: Kona (swim with manta rays) Day 4: Kona (snorkel at Kealakekua Bay) Day 5: Waikoloa Day 1: Hilo, Big Island Fly into Hilo airport in the morning from Oahu. Download the Skyscanner App so you can find the best prices for flights. When you arrive in Hilo, pick up your rental car. Akaka Falls Plunging 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge, Akaka Falls is Hawaii Island’s most famous waterfall and one of the most popular things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii and is situated within the Akaka Falls State Park. You can also see the 100-foot Kahuna Falls on a looped walk. The loop walk was closed for us, I believe

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