11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Poipu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Newark

5
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baby Beach and Polihale State Park. Get outdoors at Lawa'i Beach and Makawehi Bluff. Venture out of the city with trips to Kauai Path (in Kapaa), Waimea (Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar & Canyon Trail) and Seductions of Kauai Gallery (in Lihue). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brennecke's Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and shop like a local with Art House Hawaii.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Poipu trip itinerary tool .

Newark to Poipu is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Poipu. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Koloa, Brennecke's Beach, Kauai Path
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 7 Artists Gallery and Hanalei Farmer’s Market. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Secret Beach and Hanalei Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanalei: Kokee Natural History Museum (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Puu Poa Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip planner .

Getting from Poipu to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Secret Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park, Puu Poa Beach, Kokee Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church

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