11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Canyon State Park and Kalalau Trail. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Hanalei is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Hanalei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Hanalei to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Visiting Poipu Beach Park and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Wailua River State Park (in Wailua), Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Kapaa (Kauai Path & Sleeping Giant Trail). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and stroll through Shipwreck Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Poipu road trip planner .

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Kapaa, Kauai, Eleele, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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