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The island of Hawai'i is big and distinct! Its 4000 Sq. miles (and growing all the time, thanks to the volcano, Kilauea) encompass 2/3 of the world's climatic zones. Rainfall averages range from a few inches on the island's dry, west side, to over 100 inches on the lush, east side. A trip around the island covers 222 miles.

We feel it takes at least a week to see the island. If your stay is only for a few days, we recommend you scout out only one side of the island, and return again to see the other side. A thorough exploration of all that Hawai'i has to offer will take considerable time. As much as we want you to enjoy your vehicle rental, we assume you won't want to spend all your time driving it.

Most of the island's roads are two lanes with lower speed limits, and can be affected by roadwork, weather and traffic. Plan your excursions with unavoidable slowdowns in mind.

Big Island Driving Distances

Here are some popular island destinations with approximate driving times:

Driving time between Kona and Hilo: 2 1/2 hrs.

Hawai'i Volcanoes Nat’l Park
Driving time from Kona: 2 1/4 hrs.
Driving time from Hilo: 1 hr.

Mauna Kea Visitors Center
Driving time from Kona: 2 hrs.
Driving time from Hilo: 1hr.

Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Gardens
Driving time from Kona: 2 1/4 hrs.
Driving time from Hilo: 15 minutes

Kahalu'u Beach Park
Driving time from Kona: 15 minutes
Driving time from Hilo: 2 3/4 hrs.

Kohala North Coast
Driving time from Kona: 1 hr.
Driving time from Hilo: 2 hrs.

Waikoloa Village
Driving time from Kona: 50 minutes
Driving time from Hilo: 2 3/4 hrs.

Big Island Driving Map by Hawaii Driving Guide