8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lihue, Kauai
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei), Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout & Waimea Canyon State Park) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lihue day trip planning website.

Chicago to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chicago to Lihue. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lihue, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel route planning app.

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.