10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Poipu
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Hanalei

— 4 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanalei: Waimea (Waipo’o Falls & Waimea Canyon State Park). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Hanalei is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Hanalei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit warmer in Hanalei: highs are around 86°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Wailua (Lydgate State Park & Wailua River State Park), Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate (in Kapaa).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Poipu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Poipu are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

4.5
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.