12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Princeville
— 2 nights
2
Hanalei
— 5 nights
3
Poipu
— 3 nights

2
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queen's Bath and Puu Poa Beach. Explore Princeville's surroundings by going to Kauai Path (in Kapaa), Kealia Beach (in Kealia) and Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Market (in Anahola). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, experience rural life at Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Princeville travel route website.

Los Angeles to Princeville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Princeville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm, Kauai Path, Kealia Beach, Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Market
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Puu Poa Beach ©
Puu Poa Beach
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Hanalei Farmer’s Market. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakoa Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip planning site.

Hanalei is very close to Princeville. October in Hanalei sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nu'alolo Trail, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Makawehi Bluff and Baby Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site in Lihue (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Koloa Rum Company, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Old Kaloa Sugar Mill
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Helicopter Tours
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Koloa Rum Company ©
Koloa Rum Company

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