13 days in Kauai Itinerary

13 days in Kauai Itinerary

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13 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h
1
Poipu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

4
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. Visit Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Shipwreck Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Aunty Liliko'i in Waimea (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Poipu trip app .

San Francisco to Poipu is an approximately 8-hour combination of subway, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco to Poipu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Poipu is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Koloa History Center, Menehune Fishpond
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

8
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Kalalau Lookout. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Anini Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hanalei side-trips: Anahola Beach Park (in Anahola) and Kapaa (Kayaking & Canoeing & Sleeping Giant Trail). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, stroll through Tunnels Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanalei trip planner.

Drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hanalei are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea, Kapaa, Na Pali Coast State Park, Ke'e Beach
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Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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