14 days in Honolulu, Waikoloa & Lihue Itinerary

14 days in Honolulu, Waikoloa & Lihue Itinerary

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Honolulu
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Waikoloa
— 5 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
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Honolulu
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Honolulu — 2 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Epic Aloha.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

Orlando to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Waikoloa.
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Waikoloa — 5 nights

Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Get some historical perspective at Puukohola National Historic Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pololu Valley Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Kohala Mountain Road (in Hawi), Mahukona Beach Park (in Waimea) and Keokea Beach Park (in Kapaau). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at 49 Black Sand Beach, trek along Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mau'umae Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Waikoloa itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Waikoloa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Waikoloa can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lihue.
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Lihue, Kauai — 4 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. We've included these beaches for you: Tunnels Beach and Baby Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalapaki Beach and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kauai Path, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Lawa'i Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lihue trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Waikoloa to Lihue takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lihue are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 1 night

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You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Island of Hawaii travel guide

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The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.
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Kauai travel guide

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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.
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