I am planning my first vacation in Big Island (arriving from Oahu at the beginning of November for 7 nights). I was wondering if I can base my self near Magic Sand Beach Park (or East Coast) and explore the island from there. I know Volcano Park and that area is about 2 hours and half but, can it be seen in a day or do I have to spend at least a night there? My worries are that there is not much to do near the volcano area for more than a day. Should I expect rain in October in this part of the island?
I am travelling with my husband and my 5 years old daughter so I cannot get close to the volcano (or hike there).
Thank you for the advice!