©

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

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. The park includes two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, which spews lava frequently, and Mauna Loa, the world's largest subaerial volcano. Taking into account the portion beneath the sea, Mauna Loa actually has a vertical difference of 17,000 m (56,000 ft). A 17.7 km (11 mi) road encircles the summit caldera of Kīlauea, providing plenty of glimpses of volcanic activity below. Most visitors head to the Halema'uma'u Crater on Kīlauea to view eruptions, and the Pu'u 'Ō'ō vent to the east serves as a second eruption-gazing spot. Some 240 km (150 mi) of hiking trails crisscross the park, and visitors can also pedal their way around on bikes. The park includes seven ecological zones stretching from sea level up to the 4,170 m (13, 677 ft) summit of Mauna Loa, with plant and animal life as diverse as the landscapes. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is in Island of Hawaii. When using our United States trip itinerary maker to make an itinerary online, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park provides two drive-in campgrounds: Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki. The former is on the main road near the park's entrance and offers full services. The latter sits more deeply in the park, has limited sites, and does not have drinking water. You can also stake your tent at one of the primitive campsites on the park's coastal hiking trails. The park does offer lodging in the Volcano House, which delivers sweeping vistas of the caldera at the top of Mount Kilauea. The aptly named town of Volcano at the park's main entrance has a bevy of accommodations, including cottages, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges. This is your best option for combining convenient access to the park with a comfortable place to lay your head.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

8 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM JAPAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Island of Hawaii & Oahu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, teens, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Island of Hawaii SEE PLAN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans