23 days in Kauai & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

23 days in Kauai & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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Lihue, Kauai
— 5 nights
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Waikoloa
— 11 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
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Waikoloa
— 4 nights
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Lihue, Kauai — 5 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lydgate State Park as well as Koloa Rum Company.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Lihue vacation tool.

Los Angeles to Lihue is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Lihue at 82°F and lows at 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Waikoloa.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Side Trip
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Waikoloa — 11 nights

Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting 49 Black Sand Beach and Waialea Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Lapakahi State Historical Park and Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waikoloa: Kohala Mountain Road (in Hawi) and Keokea Beach Park (in Kapaau). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Puako Bay, admire the natural beauty at Pua Mau Place Arboretum & Botanical Garden, get a taste of life in the country at Parker Ranch, and take a peaceful walk through Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Waikoloa trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Lihue to Waikoloa in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Waikoloa can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 12 — 23:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 2 nights

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Devastation Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waikoloa to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Waikoloa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Waikoloa.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Waikoloa — 4 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Mahukona Beach Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Waikoloa trip planning website.

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Waikoloa in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in May, Waikoloa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.
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