Hilo HolidaysUnited States
As the largest city on the Big Island, Hilo is equally famous for its geo-active and richly colorful land as it is for its university, museums, and one of the most celebrated Polynesian dance festivals in the world, the Merrie Monarch Festival (held in April each year). Visit the only …

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How to get to Hilo

Here's what you need to know about getting to Hilo. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Hilo takes 1 day, 3 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Hilo

Typical Holiday Price

£1786 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Hilo varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

November

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Hilo.

Where to stay in Hilo

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Hilo, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Hilo

Yogic Traveler ❀
Yogic Traveler ❀Puerto Vallarta
06/11/2011

Hilo is small and quaint but manageable much better for living in than touring. I've spent much of the past year that I've been in Hawaii living in Hilo. I love the warm days sprinkled with intermittent rain to keep the temperatures from getting unbearably hot. For me the weather is perfect!

Fran V.
Fran V.South San Francisco
15/12/2016

Took a quick stop at downtown Hilo to checkout the small shops and the water. The downtown area is pretty busy, especially around the farmer's market area.

Ryan @ OnyxHotels
Ryan @ OnyxHotelsAustin
09/08/2014

This is town on the green side of the island. The drive north to the Hamakua Coast is amazing, and you can also easily access the volcano from here via boat, plane, or helicopter.

Harold
HaroldBrooklyn
17/03/2013

The downtown area is quaint and right out of the 60s / 70s. Home to a number of mom and pop businesses, including coffee shops and restaurants. Parking is easy and the area is easily navigated on foot.

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