Spend the night and allowing 2 days and one night in the National Park. The lava flow is best seen at night.
Most people prefer lodging close the National Park because it is a 45 minute drive to Hilo, or if going to Kona, it's a 2. 5 hour trip.
Located in the Volcano Village on a Private road behind the Post Office. Easy to Find! CLose to restaurants and stores.