11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Poipu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilauea
— 5 nights
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Poipu

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Wailua (Wailua River State Park & Lydgate State Park) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea).

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu route builder site.

San Francisco to Poipu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Poipu. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Poipu: highs are around 86°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilauea.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilauea

— 5 nights
Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Get out of town with these interesting Kilauea side-trips: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Garden Isle Bath & Body LLC (in Kapaa) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hanalei). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach, stroll through Hanalei Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kilauea day trip planning app.

You can drive from Poipu to Kilauea in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kilauea can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kilauea

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

4.5
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.