Hello! We're flying into Hilo, landing around 3:30 PM and will be renting a car. Considering the time, I'm thinking of spending 1 night in Hilo, then staying closer to the volcanoes for the next 2 nights. We have some flexibility these first 3 nights, so does this combination make sense? Or is it too much to schlep from one hotel to another? We have a 7-year old, so I imagine he will enjoy the volcanoes. We head over to Kona for 5 days to explore that side of the island.
And then my next question is, which hotels in these area for a family of 3? We don't need to go very cheap but still, I'd like to be on some budget.
Thanks in advance!