Lihue trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Lihue is the second largest town on the Hawaiian island of Kauai after Kapaa. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 6,455.HistoryIn ancient times, Lihue was a minor village. Līhue means "cold chill" in the Hawaiian language. Lihue is located in the ancient district of Puna, the southeastern coast of the island, and land division of Kalapaki. Royal Governor Kaikioewa officially made it his governing seat in 1837, moving it from Waimea; he gave the town its name after the land he owned on Oahu by the same name.With the emergence of the sugar industry in the 1800s, Lihue became the central city of the island with the construction of a large sugar mill. Early investors were Henry A. Peirce, Charles Reed Bishop and William Little Lee. The plantation struggled until William Harrison Rice built the first irrigation system in 1856. Lihue is in Kauai. Add Lihue and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States online trip itinerary planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Lihue
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Lihue tours
Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $149
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $103
Duration: 10 hours
Kauai Deluxe Sightseeing Flight BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $140
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
See all ›
Side trips from Lihue
Hidden gems in Lihue
Shopping in Lihue
Museums in Lihue
Places to visit with Lihue
Recently planned trips to Lihue
22 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Kauai, Kailua-Kona & Hilo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Hawaii & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced