5 days in Kauai Itinerary

5 days in Kauai Itinerary

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5 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Lihue
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Lihue

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 Kauai Hiking Tours, Just Live! Zipline Tours and Kauai Backcountry Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Shipwreck Beach and Polihale State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Tunnels Beach and Kalapaki Beach. And it doesn't end there: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kalalau Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planning site .

Detroit to Lihue is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Detroit in July, Lihue is a bit warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Sleeping Giant Trail, Polihale State Park, Kauai Hiking Tours
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Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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