When is the Best Time to Fly from Seattle to Kona?
As you browse flight schedules and hunt around for roundtrip flights to Hawaii Island, you may get bogged down trying to time your trip with the “best” season for visiting Hawaii. Fortunately for you, every season is Hawaii’s best. From idyllic summer days to the equally tropical and holiday-tinged winter months, there is no bad time to visit the islands. Regardless of when you book your Seattle to Kona flights, you’ll be met with blue skies and tropical climes for the majority—if not all—of your trip. One unique seasonal quirk about the Big Island is that during the winter months, there may be snow atop Mauna Kea, which is a truly unique sight to see while standing on the warm sands of one of the many beaches below.
What Airports Do You Use When Flying from SEA to KOA?
Flying from SEA to Kona will have visitors leaving the Seattle Tacoma International Airport, making a quick layover at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and touching down at the Kona International Airport in Kailua Kona—with Kona to Seattle travelers departing the Kona coast, briefly
stopping at HNL and then arriving in Seattle. While most airlines do not offer direct flights from Seattle to Kona, the layover in Honolulu will be a welcome break and a great chance to stretch your legs and check out Oahu—from your terminal.
How Long is the Flight from Seattle to Kona?
Even with a layover at HNL, flights from SEA to KOA will only take eight or nine hours, depending on the length of your layover. The trip will fly by with your flights in-flight entertainment system, which features blockbuster flicks and a wide array of TV shows to peruse.
Interesting Facts About Kona
One of the largest communities for visitors to visit on their trip from Seattle to the Big Island, Kailua Kona is known for being a major hub of activity on Hawaii Island. It’s both the start and finish of the Ironman World Championship triathlon, the location of the Kona Coffee Festival as well as the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. It’s also home to a collection of historic businesses, stores and churches. In fact, the first Christian church built in Hawaii—the Mokuaikaua Church which was erected in 1820—still resides in Kailua Kona.