11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Lihue
— 1 night
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Wainiha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waimea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kapaa
— 3 nights
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Lihue — 1 night

Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You've now added Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, and then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip planner.

Minneapolis to Lihue is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in February; daily highs in Lihue reach 78°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Wainiha.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Wainiha — 2 nights

You've now added Na Pali Coast State Park to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), hike along Kalalau Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kalalau Lookout, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wainiha route planner.

Getting from Lihue to Wainiha by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Wainiha sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waimea.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Waimea — 3 nights

Waimea Canyon State Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get great views at Puu Hinahina Lookout, and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kauai Island Brewing Company, get some fabulous bargains at Original Red Dirt Shirts, take in the views from Swinging Bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kauai Veteran's Cemetery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Polihale State Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Waimea trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wainiha to Waimea takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Waimea are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kapaa.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Kapaa — 3 nights

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Kauai's Hindu Monastery has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll around Lydgate State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Fern Grotto, and get great views at Sleeping Giant Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kapaa trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Waimea to Kapaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kapaa are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
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.