11 days in Hanalei & Poipu Itinerary

11 days in Hanalei & Poipu Itinerary

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11 days in Hanalei & Poipu Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Hanalei
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koke`e State Park and Koke'e Mountains. Take a break from the city and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Hanakapi`ai Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Hanalei side-trips: Awaawapuhi Trail (in Kekaha) and Waipo’o Falls (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, hike along Pihea Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanalei online trip itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -19 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hanalei, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kauai, Kekaha, Waimea, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park
Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking ©
Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking

3
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. On the 29th (Sun), wander the streets of Old Koloa Town, then stroll through Salt Pond Beach Park, then trek along Canyon Trail, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Makawehi Bluff and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu visit planning site .

Getting from Hanalei to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Old Koloa Town, Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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