9 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

9 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Lihue
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Jose


Learn more about your trip

3
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: National Tropical Botanical Garden (in Poipu) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and immerse yourself in nature at Wailua River State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lihue online travel route planner .

San Jose to Lihue is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Jose to Lihue due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in March, with highs in Lihue at 78°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, Wailua River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
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 (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. March in Honolulu sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

Similar Plans

12 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Oahu, Kauai & Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans