The Epic Road Trip Across The Big Island Will Show You The Best Of Hawaii Volcanoes

With Hawaii’s incredible volcanic history comes plenty of incredible lava formations, including lava trees, ancient lava tubes, and even volcanically-heated hot springs. And where better to experience these amazing volcanoes than on Hawaii Island with an epic road trip that takes you to nine of the islands coolest volcano-inspired spots?

The entire route measures in at two and a half hours of drive time and 82 miles, and while the trip could be completed in one day, we suggest splitting this road trip into two days. On the first day, check out all five attractions in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stay overnight at the Volcano House or an equally charming place in Volcano or Hilo, and then hit up the last four volcano-focused attractions on day two. You can check out the Google Maps road trip we created here.

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