13 days in Kauai Itinerary

13 days in Kauai Itinerary

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13 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 6 nights
Fly + foot:  16​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Explore Hanalei's surroundings by going to Kapaa (Photography Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanalei road trip planner.

New York City to Hanalei is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Hanalei at 84°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Na Pali Coast State Park, Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Waimea (Polihale State Park, Aunty Liliko'i, & more) and Lydgate State Park (in Wailua). The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and contemplate the long history of Prince Kuhio Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Poipu tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Poipu are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Original Red Dirt Shirts, Scuba & Snorkeling, Lydgate State Park
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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