10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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10 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Santa Maria
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Poipu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Kekaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Santa Maria

2
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalapaki Beach and Makawehi Bluff. We've included these beaches for you: Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Waimea (Polihale State Park, Aunty Liliko'i, & more). The adventure continues: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Poipu online itinerary builder .

Santa Maria to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Poipu is a bit warmer than Santa Maria - with highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea, Lihue
Highlights from your plan
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

2
nights
Kekaha

Kekaha ©
Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waipo’o Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kekaha Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pihea Trail, and then trek along Nu'alolo Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kekaha driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Kekaha takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kekaha

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Waimea, Nu'alolo Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kekaha Beach Park ©
Kekaha Beach Park
Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar ©
Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Kealia Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hanalei Valley Lookout and Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. When in Hanalei, make a side trip to see Anahola Beach Park in Anahola, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, stroll through Haena Beach Park, kick back and relax at Lumahai Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

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Drive from Kekaha to Hanalei in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kealia Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park, Lumahai Beach, Anahola Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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