10 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

10 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

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10 days in Kauai & Oahu Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  15​h
1
Poipu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Gainesville


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1
night
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Talk Story Bookstore, then stroll through Lawa'i Beach, and then kick back and relax at Baby Beach Poipu.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Poipu online road trip planner .

Gainesville to Poipu is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Gainesville to Poipu. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gainesville in July: highs in Poipu hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Talk Story Bookstore, Lawa'i Beach
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Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach
Talk Story Bookstore ©
Talk Story Bookstore

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Hanalei Valley Lookout and Na Pali Coast State Park. You'll get in some beach time at Lumahai Beach and Haena Beach Park. Take a break from Hanalei with a short trip to Koke`e State Park in Kekaha, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, tee off at Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kailua.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Koke`e State Park, Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course, Na Pali Coast State Park, Lumahai Beach
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Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

4
nights
Kailua

Kailua ©
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bellows Field Beach Park and Makapu'u Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Banzai Pipeline and Paradise Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pupukea Beach Park (in Haleiwa), Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae) and Kahuku Farms (in Kahuku). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sandy Beach Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Kailua trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanalei to Kailua. July in Kailua sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimanalo, Oahu, Kahuku Farms, Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea Beach Park
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Banzai Pipeline ©
Banzai Pipeline
Ka'ena Point State Park ©
Ka'ena Point State Park
Makapu'u Point ©
Makapu'u Point

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