8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  14​h
1
Lihue
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Waimea
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Rochester

4
nights
Lihue

Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Step out of Lihue with an excursion to Na Pali Coast State Park in Wainiha--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Kalapaki Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

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

Rochester to Lihue is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rochester to Lihue, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in October, things will get warmer in Lihue: highs are around 84°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

2
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
Waimea is known for nature, trails, museums, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, trek along Kalalau Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Polihale State Park, and look for gifts at Aunty Liliko'i.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Waimea online trip planner .

Drive from Lihue to Waimea in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kauai, Swinging Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Kalalau Lookout ©
Kalalau Lookout

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