5 days in Kauai Itinerary

5 days in Kauai Itinerary

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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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kauai Hiking Tours, Just Live! Zipline Tours and Kauai Backcountry Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Tunnels Beach and Hanakapiai Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Kalapaki Beach and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Take a break from Lihue with a short trip to Polihale State Park in Waimea, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kalalau Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue travel route planner.

Detroit to Lihue is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lihue, with lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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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.