10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip planner

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Poipu
— 4 nights
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Hanalei
— 5 nights
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Poipu

— 4 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Family-friendly places like Poipu Beach Park and Shipwreck Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Wailua River State Park (in Wailua) and Polihale State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the long history of Kilohana.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Poipu trip planner.

San Diego to Poipu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in March; daily highs in Poipu reach 78°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 5 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waimea Canyon State Park and Kalalau Trail. Go for a jaunt from Hanalei to Waimea to see Puu Hinahina Lookout about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanalei online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.