12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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12 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Kapaa
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Princeville
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Portland

8
nights
Kapaa

Kapaa ©
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Visiting Kalapaki Beach and Sleeping Giant Trail will get you outdoors. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Ninini Point Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kapaa side-trips: Hanalei (Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Hanalei Valley Lookout, & more) and Princeville (Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), Princeville Makai Golf Club, & more). The adventure continues: trek along Kauai Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Bay, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Kapaa trip planner .

Portland to Kapaa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Portland to Kapaa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in April, expect nights in Kapaa to be warmer, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Princeville, Lihue, Kilauea
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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen's Bath. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Pihea Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Koke`e State Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Princeville online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kapaa to Princeville takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Princeville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai, Kekaha
Highlights from your plan
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Fishing Charters & Tours
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach

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