10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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10 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Princeville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Relax by the water at Anini Beach and Puu Poa Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hanalei Valley Lookout and Kealia Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Princeville side-trips: Waimea (Koke'e Mountains & Waipo’o Falls), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Awaawapuhi Trail (in Kekaha). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Princeville trip maker site .

San Francisco to Princeville is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of subway, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Princeville hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei, Waimea, Anini Beach, Kealia Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking ©
Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking
Anini Beach ©
Anini 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalapaki Beach and Salt Pond Beach Park. Relax by the water at Polihale State Park and Lawa'i Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Canyon Trail). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and steep yourself in history at Prince Kuhio Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Poipu attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Princeville to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In December in Poipu, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea, Opaekaa Falls, Kalapaki Beach, Salt Pond Beach Park, Lawa'i Beach
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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