11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Lihue, Bus to Lawai Post Office, Shuttle to Poipu
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Poipu
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Kilauea
— 5 nights
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Poipu — 5 nights

Visit Kilohana and Lawai International Center for their historical value. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Shipwreck Beach. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Coconut Marketplace (in Kapaa), Waimea (Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Poipu tour planning site.

Boston to Poipu is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Boston in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Poipu, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilauea.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Kilauea — 5 nights

Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hanalei Beach and Anini Beach. 7 Artists Gallery and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kilauea side-trips: Kapaa (Kauai's Hindu Monastery, The Glass Shack, &more) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Princeville Center, hike along Kauai Path, stop by Hanalei Farmer’s Market, and browse the fresh offerings at Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kilauea route planner.

You can drive from Poipu to Kilauea in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kilauea can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
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.
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