11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Denver

4
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. Visiting Baby Beach and Poipu Beach Park will get you outdoors. Visit Makawehi Bluff and Salt Pond Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Polihale State Park (in Waimea) and Kekaha (Scuba & Snorkeling & Dolphin & Whale Watching). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and look for gifts at Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts.

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

Denver to Poipu is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Denver to Poipu. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Poipu hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Polihale State Park, Kalapaki Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hanalei Bay and Anini Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. Go for a jaunt from Hanalei to Waimea to see Waimea Canyon State Park about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, hike along Pihea Trail, and kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei trip planner.

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In May in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Pihea Trail, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©

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