12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lihue
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Waimea
— 5 nights
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Lihue

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kalapaki Beach and Lawa'i Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Baby Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Brennecke's Beach, contemplate the long history of Old Kaloa Sugar Mill, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Koloa Town.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lihue vacation builder.

Saint Louis to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Lihue due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Lihue, with highs around 84°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

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.
To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Waimea

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polihale State Park and Kalalau Lookout. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Salt Pond Beach Park and Glass Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Waimea side-trips: Kekaha (Koke`e State Park & Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Waimea trip app.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Waimea takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.