My boyfriend and I are going to BI in November for 8 days. We'll fly in Hilo and plan to spend 3 nights in Hilo before heading to Kona.
Originally I booked 3 nights at Hilo seaside hotel, but after reading topics, I think spending 1 or 2 nights in Volcano might be a good idea as I'm keen to explore VNP.
The question is "should we do 1 night or 2 nights"?
Here's our plan...
Day 1 Thurs.: fly in Hilo around 6:30 pm, check in Hotel
Day 2 Fri: Japanese garden, coconut island, checking out Hilo downtown Stay in Hilo
Day 3 Sat: Drive from Hilo to Volcano, explore VNP and stay at the cottage found through VRBO
Day 4 Sun: Heading out to Black sand beach and visit a few Kona Coffee Plantation on the way to Kailua-Kona
Any thoughts on if we should stay in Volcano for Day 2 & 3 or just Day 3?