10 days in Kauai Itinerary

10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Poipu
— 5 nights
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Hanalei
— 4 nights
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Poipu

— 5 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Polihale State Park (in Waimea), Photography Tours (in Kapaa) and Wailua Falls (in Lihue). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, stroll through Salt Pond Beach Park, see Kipu Ranch Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Kalalau Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu itinerary builder site.

Seattle to Poipu is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Poipu is much hotter than Seattle - with highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 4 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hanalei side-trips: Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout & Waimea Canyon State Park) and Kokee Natural History Museum (in Kekaha). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Kauai By Stephanie, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, play a few rounds at Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course, and trek along Kalalau Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.