When is the Best Time to Fly from SMF to Kauai
There’s no time like the present to book your flight to Kauai and take off to Hawaii. Of course, it’s never that simple—unless it is!—and visitors often get caught up thinking they have to book airfare during specific times of the year to get the best deals on popular routes or to enjoy the island at its fullest. Fortunately for visitors, airfare doesn’t swing wildly throughout the year for flights from Sacramento to Kauai and the state of Hawaii has some of the best weather year-round, meaning there are no off-seasons for the islands. If you love Hawaiian culture, the Kauai Mokihana Festival showcases hula competitions, Hawaiian games and more in the month of September. On the other hand, traveling to Hawaii during the summer means long—as long as you can get—days at the beach. There truly is no bad time to visit Kauai.
What Airports Do You Use When Flying from Sacramento to Lihue?
While direct flights are not available for travel between the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Lihue Airport (LIH), LIH flights only require a single short layover at either the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on Oahu or the
Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui. Spend time taking in the views of Kauai’s neighboring islands—just flying into Maui or Oahu provides exceptional visions of the islands ’unique geographies—or enjoy the numerous amenities, cafes and eateries found at both OGG and HNL before completing your Sacramento to Lihue journey.
How Long is the Flight from Sacramento to Lihue
You can expect to travel for eight to ten hours from SAC to LIH, a small effort to make for a Hawaiian vacation you’ll likely never forget. Since there are no non stop flights from Sacramento to Kauai, flyers will have a short and pleasant layover at either OGG or HNL. Whether you sleep, watch movies, catch up on your Hawaiian language skills or perfect your itinerary on the flights over, make sure you’re well-rested and ready to go once you reach Kauai so you can hit the ground running—to the beach!
Interesting Facts about Lihue
A hub for visitors, Lihue is a fantastic place for flyers to land on Kauai. LIH is one of the only airports in the states that has a world-class beach—Kalapaki Beach—five minutes away, by car, from the terminal. There’s also Hanamaulu Beach north of Kalapaki, again only minutes away by vehicle from the airport, and Nukolii Beach Park within striking distance. If location is everything, then Lihue and LIH have it all.