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There are THREE Routes that you may travel to get around the Big Island. Below you will find descriptive and interactive Google maps that explain each of these for you, including your approximate driving time for each, and descriptive written step by step driving instructions.
For detailed written directions click on: "VIEW LARGER MAP" Links

Saddle Road Route from Kona to Volcano (approximately 112 miles / 3+ hours)

Click Here for a VERY LARGE Detailed Roadmap for the Interior of the Island between Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa

Wikipedia - Saddle Road
Wikipedia - Mauna Kea Volcano
Visiting the Mauna Kea Observatories


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South Route from Kona to Volcano (approximatley 90 miles / 2 1/2 + hours)

Wikipedia - Kealakekua Bay
Wikipedia - Milolii
Wikipedia - South Point
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
HOW to get to Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Wikipedia - Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Wikipedia - the Ka'u Desert
Mauna Loa Strip Road - Bird Park 6500 ft. elv. map

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North Route From Kona to Kamuela and then Down the Hamakua East Coast, to Hilo and then up to Volcano (approximatley 130 miles / 3 1/2 hours +)

Wikipedia - Hapuna Beach Area
Wikipedia - the Waimea, Kamuela
Wikipedia - the Kohala (Route #19 & #250)
Wikipedia - Waipio Valley
Wikipedia - Honokaa
Wikipedia - the Hamakua Coast
Akaka falls
Wikipedia - Hilo

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The Puna District

From Volcano to the Puna District (approximately 43 miles / 1 hour 10 minutes +)
Wikipedia - the Puna District
Wikipedia - the Pahoa Area
Wikipedia - the Kalapana Area
Wikipedia Desription - the Kapoho Area


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From HILO to Volcano (28 miles) Make a RIGHT TURN on HAUNANI ROAD OR From Kona Via the South Route (90 miles) to Volcano make a LEFT TURN on Haunani ROAD in VOLCANO VILLAGE, proceed abut ONE MILE.
Take a LEFT on KALANI HONUA ROAD ...... go to the very END, where you MUST TURN Left or Right (DO NEITHER)
Instead ...
Go Right Straight Up the Driveway of #19-4060 Kalani Honua,
You Have Arrived at the Cottage
The Fireplace will be on and the Cottage will be all cozied up for you.

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