12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Hanalei
— 1 night
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Kilauea
— 2 nights
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Poipu
— 5 nights
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Lihue
— 2 nights

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Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 24th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hanalei trip tool.

Oakland to Hanalei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Oakland to Hanalei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oakland in May, with highs in Hanalei at 82°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilauea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Tunnels Beach
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

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Kilauea

Kilauea ©
Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilauea Lighthouse. On the 25th (Sat), get outside with Kilauea Lighthouse and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, hike along Kauai Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kilauea visit planner.

Kilauea is very close to Hanalei. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Kilauea

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Kamokila Hawaiian Vllage
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Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens ©
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
Kilauea Lighthouse ©
Kilauea Lighthouse

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Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilohana and Kalalau Lookout. Get some cultural insight at Kauai Museum and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum. When in Poipu, make a side trip to see Kayaking & Canoeing in Kapaa, approximately Kapaa away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, walk around Prince Kuhio Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Menehune Fishpond, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Poipu journey builder.

Traveling by car from Kilauea to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lihue.

Things to do in Poipu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lihue, Koloa, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wailua Falls. On the 1st (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kilohana, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lihue trip builder app.

Lihue is just a stone's throw from Poipu. In June, daytime highs in Lihue are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Opaekaa Falls, Kauai Path
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Kilohana ©
Kilohana
Helicopter Tours
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

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