This Scenic 107-Mile Drive Just May Be The Most Underrated Adventure In Hawaii

Even though we can’t take a traditional road trip like our friends on the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands are home to several incredible scenic drives just waiting to be explored — and we can almost guarantee that our views are better. And while we love Maui’s Hana Highway as much as the next person, there is one underrated drive on Hawaii Island we’d like to share with you today: the breathtaking drive from Hilo to Hawi. This incredible 107-mile scenic drive includes both the Hamakua Heritage Corridor and the Kohala Mountain Road and is punctuated by lush, tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls, panoramic seaside views, and rural vistas. The best part? It’s easily doable in a single day!

Without further ado, here is the perfect itinerary for exploring this incredible stretch of road:

For a customizable Google Map of this day trip, click here. If you love a good scenic drive, you’re sure to fall in love with “13 Roads With The Best Windshield Views In All Of Hawaii.”