9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lihue
— 5 nights
Drive
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Haena
— 3 nights
Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to San Antonio

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Lihue

— 5 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get out of town with these interesting Lihue side-trips: Allerton Garden (in Poipu), Kokee Natural History Museum (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue itinerary planner.

San Antonio to Lihue is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from San Antonio to Lihue due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: highs in Lihue hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Haena.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Haena

— 3 nights
Hāena State Park is a state park located on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hāʻena State Park. On the 9th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Hāʻena State Park, then kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kalalau Trail, then stroll through Na Pali Coast State Park, and then get great views at Puu Hinahina Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Haena journey website.

Traveling by car from Lihue to Haena takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haena

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

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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.