13 days in Kauai Itinerary

13 days in Kauai Itinerary

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13 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Lihue
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Waimea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Da Life Outdoors as well as Helicopter Tours. Get in touch with nature at Ho'opi'i Falls and Spouting Horn. You'll get in some beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Na Pali Coast. There's lots more to do: hike along Kuilau Ridge Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Old Kaloa Sugar Mill.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Lihue trip builder website .

Los Angeles to Lihue is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Lihue dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Poipu, Koloa, Kealia Beach
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Helicopter Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Ho'opi'i Falls ©
Ho'opi'i Falls

2
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Waimea day trip tool .

Drive from Lihue to Waimea in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Hanalei.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Swinging Bridge
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar ©
Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar
Swinging Bridge ©
Swinging Bridge

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayak Hanalei, Hanakoa Falls and Hawaiian Surfing Adventures. Visit Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church for their historical value. Get outdoors at Secret Beach and Hanalei Valley Lookout. Step out of Hanalei with an excursion to Kauai Museum in Lihue--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Koke`e State Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei holiday maker site .

Drive from Waimea to Hanalei in 2 hours. In July in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Puu Poa Beach, Koke`e State Park, Kauai Museum
Highlights from your plan
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Kayak Hanalei ©
Kayak Hanalei
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park

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