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Day trips from Lihue

Beverly MA
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171 posts
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Day trips from Lihue

We have a condo this September in Lihue for 5 nights-my brother and his wife and me and my husband. We would like to see a good portion of the island and enjoy the beaches. Does it make sense to take a 1 day tour to get the overview of the island and then go back to particular spots of interest? Does anyone have a suggestion for a 4 day itinerary for driving and sightseeing? Thanks for your help!

Healy, Alaska
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for Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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1. Re: Day trips from Lihue

It is a small island - very easy to see. Most of us would tell you to concentrate in one area at a tiime - like head south & west - see Waimea canyon, Spouting horn, etc. Head north - going to end of road, see the waterfalls, lighthouse, etc. All depends on your interests of course, so it would be good for you to read others trip reports to see how they spend their time. Also get a good guidebook - I like the Kauai Revealed - great maps! :)

Tucson, Arizona
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2. Re: Day trips from Lihue

If you can swing it, I'd recommend a helicopter tour early in your stay to get a feel for the whole island. Then as coalminer suggested take a trip south and west one day and north another day and then figure out where you want to spend time the rest of your trip. My guess is that in September, you'll want to spend a good part of your time on the North Shore.

Milwaukie, Oregon
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3. Re: Day trips from Lihue

Don't forget to go inland from the east coast. That's where the lovely waterfalls are found. I like driving around some of the country roads to get a feel for rural Kauai.

Beverly MA
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4. Re: Day trips from Lihue

Thanks, for the ideas. I will get the book you suggested!

Beverly MA
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5. Re: Day trips from Lihue

Thanks for more great ideas.

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