10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Drive
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Poipu
— 1 night
Drive
2
Waimea
— 1 night
Drive
3
Haena
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kapaa
— 3 nights
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Lihue
— 1 night

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Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You've added National Tropical Botanical Garden, Shipwreck Beach, Poipu Beach Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at National Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, then stroll through Shipwreck Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Poipu tour itinerary maker site.

Lihue to Poipu is an approximately half hour car ride. In February, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

1
night
Waimea

You've added Aunty Liliko'i, Puu Hinahina Lookout, Waimea Theater, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar, look for gifts at Aunty Liliko'i, take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout, then catch a live performance at Waimea Theater, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Polihale State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Waimea road trip planning app.

Waimea is just a stone's throw from Poipu. In February, daytime highs in Waimea are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haena.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

1
night
Haena

Hāena State Park is a state park located on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. You've added Na Pali Coast State Park, Ke'e Beach, Tunnels Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kalalau Lookout, stroll through Tunnels Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Haena holiday maker site.

You can drive from Waimea to Haena in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Haena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You've added Hanalei Beach, Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, 7 Artists Gallery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, look for gifts at Hanalei Strings, take in the waterfront at Hanalei Pier, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and finally stroll through Hanalei Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Kauai Surfboard Rentals, see some colorful creatures with Na Pali Catamaran, and then cast your line with Spearfish Kauai.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei holiday maker site.

Hanalei is very close to Haena. In February, daytime highs in Hanalei are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kapaa.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

3
nights
Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
You've added Coconut Marketplace, Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Vicky's Fabrics, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kapaa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Kapaa in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lihue.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

1
night
Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You've added Kalapaki Beach, Wailua Falls, Garden Isle Divers, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Kapaia Stitchery, then take an unforgettable tour with Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours, then kick your exploration up a notch at Kauai Backcountry Adventures, and finally get interesting insight from Captain Don's Sportfishing. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with Garden Isle Divers, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and then kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lihue road trip planning app.

Lihue is just a short distance from Kapaa. March in Lihue sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.