11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Poipu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Calgary

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon Trail and Photography Tours. Get in touch with nature at Kauai Path and Polihale State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Kapaa (Food Tours & Sleeping Giant Trail) and Lihue (Spas & Ninini Point Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, explore the striking landscape at Makawehi Bluff, and contemplate the long history of Old Kaloa Sugar Mill.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu travel tool .

Calgary, Canada to Poipu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calgary to Poipu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in December, things will get much warmer in Poipu: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lihue, Kapaa, Hanapepe, Waimea, Kauai
Highlights from your plan
Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanalei Bay and Ke'e Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Hanakapiai Falls and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Princeville Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Anini Beach, stroll through Tunnels Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

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Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Princeville, Ke'e Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls

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