14 days in Kauai Itinerary

14 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
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Poipu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hanalei
— 7 nights
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Poipu

— 6 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Poipu Beach Park and Shipwreck Beach. Relax by the water at Makawehi Bluff and Salt Pond Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kapaa (Sleeping Giant Trail, Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate, &more).

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Newark to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Poipu reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 7 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Polihale State Park and Ke'e Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Koke`e State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Princeville Botanical Gardens, stop by Ching Young Village Shopping Center, play a few rounds at Princeville Makai Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

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Getting from Poipu to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.