11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Hanalei
— 3 nights
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Poipu
— 7 nights
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Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Hanalei is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, stroll through Tunnels Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei road trip planning site.

Winnipeg, Canada to Hanalei is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Hanalei. Traveling from Winnipeg in December, things will get much warmer in Hanalei: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Kapaa (Photography Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more), Lydgate State Park (in Wailua) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach, and admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu attractions planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

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.