11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Koloa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Princeville
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kayaking & Canoeing. Head to Poipu Shopping Village and Original Red Dirt Shirtsfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Coconut Marketplace (in Kapaa) and Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, stroll through Shipwreck Beach, steep yourself in history at Lawai International Center, and stroll the grounds of Kauai Veteran's Cemetery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip itinerary maker tool .

San Francisco to Poipu is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Poipu at 84°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koloa.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kapaa, Hanapepe, Helicopter Tours, Original Red Dirt Shirts, Lawai International Center
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Helicopter Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

4
nights
Koloa

Koloa ©
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting Poipu Beach Park and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Kilohana and Kauai Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Koloa's surroundings by going to Kapaa (Kauai Path, Photography Tours, & more) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

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Koloa is just a short distance from Poipu. July in Koloa sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Princeville.

Things to do in Koloa

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lihue, Kapaa, Poipu, Wailua River State Park, Opaekaa Falls
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Seasport Divers ©
Seasport Divers
Kayaking & Canoeing
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

3
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Tunnels Beach, then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. On your second day here, hike along Kalalau Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeville route maker app .

Traveling by car from Koloa to Princeville takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
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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

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