16 days in Kauai Itinerary

16 days in Kauai Itinerary

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16 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Poipu
— 6 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Koloa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Princeville
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kauai Culinary Market as well as Poipu Shopping Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Brennecke's Beach and Shipwreck Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Baby Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Poipu to go to Waimea and see Faye Family Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Makawehi Bluff, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

Before you visit Poipu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Minneapolis to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Poipu when traveling from Minneapolis in July, with lows around 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Koloa.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eleele, Kauai, Hanapepe, Makauwahi Cave Reserve, Koloa Rum Company
Highlights from your plan
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

3
nights
Koloa

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lawa'i Beach and Kukui'ula Harbor Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Koloa Town and Kauai's Hindu Monastery. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Tree Tunnel, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tee off at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, and enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Koloa sightseeing planning tool .

Koloa is just a stone's throw from Poipu. In July in Koloa, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Hanalei.

Things to do in Koloa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Tree Tunnel, Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kauai's Hindu Monastery ©
Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site ©
Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Hanalei Valley Lookout and Ho'opi'i Falls. Get some historical perspective at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Explore Hanalei's surroundings by going to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kuilau Ridge Trail (in Kapaa). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trek along Hanakapi`ai Trail, look for gifts at Hanalei Farmer’s Market, and get great views at Puuo Kila.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanalei trip planner .

Getting from Koloa to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea, Kuilau Ridge Trail
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

2
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 14th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath and then enjoy the sand and surf at Puu Poa Beach. On the next day, stroll through Larsen's Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, and finally stroll through Kalihiwai Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Princeville travel route planner .

Princeville is just a stone's throw from Hanalei. In July, daytime highs in Princeville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilauea, Kauai
Highlights from your plan
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

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