13 days in Kauai Itinerary

13 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Hanalei
— 5 nights
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Koloa
— 7 nights
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Hanalei — 5 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hanalei side-trips: Koke`e State Park (in Kekaha) and Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Princeville Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hanalei trip itinerary planner.

Seattle to Hanalei is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Hanalei. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get much warmer in Hanalei: highs are around 79°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Koloa.
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Koloa — 7 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. When in Koloa, make a side trip to see Wailua River State Park in Wailua, approximately Wailua away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at Anara Spa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Koloa route planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Koloa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Koloa are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Kauai travel guide

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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.
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