8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h
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Lihue
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Chicago

7
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visit Poipu Beach Park and Hanalei Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilohana and Kalalau Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Wai`oli Hui`ia Church (in Hanalei), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, and learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Lihue travel route planner.

Chicago to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Lihue reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Kapaa, Hanalei, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

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