17 days in Kauai Itinerary

17 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip maker

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Poipu
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Kapaa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Princeville
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Poipu

— 7 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kilohana and Lawai International Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Poipu, make a side trip to see Polihale State Park in Waimea, approximately Waimea away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip planner.

New York City to Poipu is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Poipu due to the time zone difference. In May, Poipu is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Kapaa

— 2 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kayak Kaua'i. On the 12th (Tue), paddle through the water with Kayak Kaua'i and then Head underground at Fern Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, then get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kapaa holiday app.

Drive from Poipu to Kapaa in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Princeville.

Things to do in Kapaa

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Princeville

— 7 nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Explore Princeville's surroundings by going to Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea (Koke'e Mountains & Waimea Canyon State Park). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, and examine the collection at Waioli Mission House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Princeville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kapaa to Princeville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Princeville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

4.5
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.