9 days in Oahu & Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Oahu & Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Oahu & Kauai Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Lihue
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Note Hawaii as well as Nocturnal Adventures Hawaii. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Sharks Cove and Laniakea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa), Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Ka'ena Point State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu tour website .

Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. In June, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Waimanalo Beach, Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple, Ka'ena Point State Park
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Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

3
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanakapiai Falls and Shipwreck Beach. Visiting Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Opaekaa Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Lihue to go to Waimea and see Waimea Canyon State Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lihue are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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