13 days in Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

13 days in Kauai & Honolulu Itinerary

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Hanalei
— 3 nights
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Poipu
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
— 7 nights
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Hanalei

— 3 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Na Pali Coast State Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hanalei Beach and Hanalei Bay. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), hike along Kalalau Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anini Beach, and cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei online trip itinerary builder.

Lima, Peru to Hanalei is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lima to Hanalei. Traveling from Lima in May, expect Hanalei to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu

— 2 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Shipwreck Beach, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, then relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, then immerse yourself in nature at Polihale State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Pond Beach Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Poipu journey maker.

Drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 7 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You've now added Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Koko Crater Railway Trail and Waimea Valley. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, &more), Pupukea (Banzai Pipeline & Sharks Cove) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, admire the striking features of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll around Ala Moana Beach Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. May in Honolulu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.