11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waimea
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Hanalei is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, trek along Kalalau Trail, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Hanalei, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Hanalei to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Limahuli Garden and Preserve ©
Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
Explore Waimea's surroundings by going to Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Poipu (Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach Park, & more).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Waimea road trip site .

You can drive from Hanalei to Waimea in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Kalalau Lookout, Wailua Falls, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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