11 days in Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

11 days in Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Lihue Airport, Drive to Poipu
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Poipu
— 5 nights
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Honolulu
— 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. state of Hawaii. You've added Koloa Monday Farmers Market, The Wine Shop, Koloa Rum Company, and other attractions to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Lawa'i Beach. Shop till you drop at Poipu Shopping Village and The Shops at Kukuiula. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Koke`e State Park (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Brennecke's Beach, and stroll through Baby Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Poipu trip planner.

Cedar Rapids to Poipu is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cedar Rapids to Poipu is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in August, Poipu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parasailing & Paragliding, Saturday Farmer's Market KCC, Manoa Falls, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, appreciate the views at Nu’uanu Pali, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu itinerary maker website.

Fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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.