10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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10 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h
1
Lihue
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wainiha
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chicago

5
nights
Lihue

Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Allerton Garden (in Poipu) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauai Path, stroll around Lydgate State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lihue online tour itinerary planner .

Chicago to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Lihue reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wainiha.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Poipu, Waimea Canyon State Park, Lydgate State Park
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Helicopter Tours
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

4
nights
Wainiha

Wainiha ©
Wainiha is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wainiha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lihue to Wainiha takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wainiha

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Limahuli Garden and Preserve ©
Limahuli Garden and Preserve

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