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Flights from Honolulu to Hilo
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Airports in Honolulu
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is the primary airport serving the City and County of Honolulu in the US state of Hawaii. This airport is also known as Honolulu International Airport and is one of the busiest airports in the United States. It is located 3 miles away from Honolulu's central business district. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport offers scheduled flights to a large number of domestic and international destinations. Passengers can choose to travel between the airport and the city through a network of buses, shuttles, car rentals, taxicabs and intra-airport transportation services.
Hilo is a town in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. It is situated along the Hilo Bay at the base of two volcanoes (Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea) and hosts some a few world-class astronomical observatories. You should visit here for its Wailuku River State Park and Boiling Pots. The former contains a waterfall (called Rainbow Falls) and flaunts a colorful misty effect while the latter is a series of bubbling basalt-lava rock pools. Adventure lovers will love Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is the home to rainforests and the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.
Things to do in Hilo
Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls)
Located in the Hawai'i State Parks, the Rainbow Falls in Hilo are 80 feet tall and almost 100 feet in diameter. The water of this fall flows over a natural lava cave, which is regarded as the mythological home of an ancient Hawaiian goddess called Hina. It is best to visit here on sunny mornings to see the mist thrown up by the waterfall.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit botanical garden and nature preserve located 8 miles away from Hilo. Situated in a scenic valley overlooking Onomea Bay, the garden features contains over 2000 plant species across more than 125 families and 750 genera. It has a top notch collection of several 100 year old palm trees. The garden features streams, waterfalls and a boardwalk along the ocean.
Mauna Loa Observatory
The Mauna Loa Observatory is an atmospheric baseline station located on Mauna Loa, at an hour’s drive from Hilo. It performs monitoring and collects data related to atmospheric change, especially the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Scientists chose this place for their observation center because the air sampled here provided a good average for that of the central Pacific region.
Best Time to Fly to Hilo
The best time to fly to Hilo is the winter season from mid-December to March. The temperature remains nearly constant throughout the year in Hilo but the rains and humidity are different business altogether. One can attend ASP World Tour - Pipeline Masters and Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai during this time.