16 days in Kauai & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

16 days in Kauai & Kailua-Kona Itinerary

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Lihue
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Lihue

— 7 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. The Koa Store has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the fine beverages at Koloa Rum Company, get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum, and experience rural life at Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip itinerary planning app.

Columbus to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Columbus in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in Lihue. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona

— 8 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, &more), Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, head outdoors with Aloha Rail Company, and stroll through Kahaluu Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip builder site.

Getting from Lihue to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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.