12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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12 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanalei Pier and Koke`e State Park. Step out of Hanalei to go to Waimea and see Puu Hinahina Lookout, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, and admire the sheer force of Hanakoa Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei tour itinerary maker app .

Kansas City to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kansas City to Hanalei due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in December: high temperatures in Hanalei hover around 79°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Puu Hinahina Lookout, Koke`e State Park, Hanakapi`ai Trail
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Hanalei Pier ©
Hanalei Pier
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Shipwreck Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Kapaa (Kauai Path & Food Tours), Waimea (Polihale State Park & Canyon Trail) and Lihue (Spas & Ninini Point Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Makawehi Bluff, don't miss a visit to Kalalau Lookout, kick back and relax at Brennecke's Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu journey maker site .

Drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. December in Poipu sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai, Waimea, Kauai Path
Highlights from your plan
Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
National Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff

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