10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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10 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Poipu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Chicago

5
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilohana and Kauai Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Poipu Beach Park and Wailua Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Polihale State Park (in Waimea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Art House Hawaii, kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Poipu trip itinerary planning site .

Chicago to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Poipu is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Chicago in June, Poipu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Hanapepe, Eleele, Polihale State Park, Menehune Fishpond
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Na Pali Coast State Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, look for gifts at Ching Young Village Shopping Center, and explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanalei trip planner .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Queen's Bath, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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