11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate 7 Artists Gallery and Kokee Natural History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Kapaa (Kauai's Hindu Monastery & Vicky's Fabrics) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, hike along Kalalau Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip itinerary builder .

Los Angeles to Hanalei is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Hanalei dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Kokee Natural History Museum, Waimea Canyon State Park, Historic Kong Lung Market Center
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

6
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Poipu Beach Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Kilohana and Galerie 103 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Lihue (Ninini Point Lighthouse & Seductions of Kauai Gallery) and Polihale State Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll the grounds of Kauai Veteran's Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and contemplate the long history of Lawai International Center.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lihue, Koloa, Kauai, Hanapepe, Polihale State Park
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

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