10 days in Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

10 days in Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

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Lihue
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Honolulu
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Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll get in some beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park. Get outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Kalalau Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Hanalei (Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, Hanalei Beach, &more), Kekaha (Scuba & Snorkeling & Kokee Natural History Museum) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn and contemplate the long history of Prince Kuhio Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lihue online travel route planner.

New York City to Lihue is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Lihue, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Lihue reach 78°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Honolulu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Beach. USS Arizona Memorial and USS Utah Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Waianae (Ka'ena Point State Park, Swim with Dolphins, &more) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puu Ualakaa State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pele's Chair.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.