10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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10 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Miami
plane:  18​h 30​min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Miami

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Waimea Canyon State Park. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Anini Beach, and trek along Kalalau Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanalei vacation planner.

Miami to Hanalei is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

4
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kauai Museum and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Shipwreck Beach and Polihale State Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Galerie 103, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and stroll the grounds of Kauai Veteran's Cemetery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Poipu route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lihue, Hanapepe, Polihale State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kauai Museum ©
Kauai Museum
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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