23 days in Kauai & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

23 days in Kauai & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Lihue, Kauai
— 5 nights
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Waikoloa
— 11 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
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Waikoloa
— 4 nights
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Lihue, Kauai — 5 nights

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 Lydgate State Park as well as Koloa Rum Company.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Lihue vacation tool.

Los Angeles to Lihue is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Lihue at 82°F and lows at 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Waikoloa.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Side Trip

Waikoloa — 11 nights

Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting 49 Black Sand Beach and Lapakahi State Historical Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Waialea Beach and Keokea Beach Park. Step out of Waikoloa with an excursion to Kohala Mountain Road in Hawi--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Puako Bay, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, delve into the lush surroundings at Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, and contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Waikoloa itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Waikoloa in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 2 nights

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Devastation Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waikoloa to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Waikoloa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Waikoloa.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Waikoloa — 4 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Mahukona Beach Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Waikoloa trip planning website.

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Waikoloa in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in May, Waikoloa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins · Beaches
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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