11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai travel planner

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Fly to Lihue, Taxi to Poipu
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Poipu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hanalei
— 5 nights
Fly

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Poipu

— 5 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Allerton Garden and Shipwreck Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park. When in Poipu, make a side trip to see Canyon Trail in Waimea, approximately Waimea away.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip itinerary app.

Chicago to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Poipu, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in Poipu at 81°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 5 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Tunnels Beach and Anini Beach. Get in touch with nature at Waimea Canyon State Park and Hanalei Valley Lookout. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Princeville Botanical Gardens, stroll through Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei trip planner.

Getting from Poipu to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

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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.