15 days in Kauai Itinerary

15 days in Kauai Itinerary

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15 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Poipu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hanalei
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Newark

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 explore and learn at Kauai Museum and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Waimea (Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar & Polihale State Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Poipu online visit planner .

Newark to Poipu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Poipu. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Newark in February: high temperatures in Poipu hover around 78°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Koloa, Waimea, Swinging Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kauai Museum ©
Kauai Museum
Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum ©
Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

6
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Let the collections at 7 Artists Gallery and Kokee Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Hanalei to go to Waimea and see Waimea Canyon State Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Anini Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanalei road trip site .

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea, Princeville, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Waioli Mission House ©
Waioli Mission House
7 Artists Gallery ©
7 Artists Gallery

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