7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lihue
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker website.

Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Honolulu at 81°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lihue

— 2 nights
Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Swinging Bridge. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lihue trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daytime highs in Lihue are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Kauai travel guide

4.5
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.