9 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

9 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

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Lihue
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Honolulu
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Lihue

Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Eleele), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, and admire the majestic nature at Wailua River State Park.

Before you visit Lihue, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sacramento to Lihue is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sacramento in February: highs in Lihue hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Honolulu

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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.