12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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12 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Santa Maria
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Poipu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princeville
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Santa Maria

5
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. We've included these beaches for you: Baby Beach Poipu and Lawa'i Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Makawehi Bluff and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Ninini Point Lighthouse (in Lihue) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Brennecke's Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip itinerary maker.

Santa Maria to Poipu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in May, expect nights in Poipu to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Princeville.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea Canyon State Park, Lawa'i Beach, Brennecke's Beach
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Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

5
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. Explore hidden gems such as Canyon Trail and Koke'e Mountains. Step out of the city life by going to Na Pali Coast State Park and Koke`e State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kealia Beach (in Kealia) and Anahola Beach Park (in Anahola). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Princeville Makai Golf Club, admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, get your game on at Kauai Mini Golf, and visit a coastal fixture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Princeville tour planner.

You can drive from Poipu to Princeville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanalei, Waimea, Kilauea, Koke`e State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Princeville Makai Golf Club ©
Princeville Makai Golf Club
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park

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