12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanalei
— 5 nights
2
Poipu
— 6 nights

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Kauai's Hindu Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Canyon State Park and Na Pali Coast State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanalei: Kadavul Hindu Temple (in Kapaa) and Kealia Farm Market (in Kealia). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, look for gifts at Banana Joe's Fruitstand, buy something for everyone on your list at Princeville Center, and stroll through Anini Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip itinerary tool.

Palm Springs to Hanalei is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Palm Springs to Hanalei. When traveling from Palm Springs in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Hanalei: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Waimea Canyon State Park, Princeville Center, Banana Joe's Fruitstand
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

6
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. Kalalau Lookout and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kauai Museum and Kilohana. Venture out of the city with trips to Kapaa (Kayaking & Canoeing & Coconut Marketplace) and Lihue (Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site & Seductions of Kauai Gallery). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Poipu Shopping Village, and steep yourself in history at Prince Kuhio Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Poipu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Poipu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Poipu

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lihue, Koloa, Kapaa, Kauai
Highlights from your plan
Kauai Museum ©
Kauai Museum
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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