17 days in Kauai Itinerary

17 days in Kauai Itinerary

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17 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Poipu
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Kekaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hanalei
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Calgary

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. Get in touch with nature at Waimea Canyon State Park and Poipu Beach Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilohana and Kauai Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Waimea (Aunty Liliko'i & Polihale State Park). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Makawehi Bluff, stroll through Shipwreck Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Pond Beach Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu tour planner.

Calgary, Canada to Poipu is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Calgary to Poipu. Traveling from Calgary in January, things will get much hotter in Poipu: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Hanapepe, Koloa
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

2
nights
Kekaha

Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Canyon Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout, then examine the collection at Kokee Natural History Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Koke`e State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kekaha trip planner.

Drive from Poipu to Kekaha in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Kekaha are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kekaha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Waimea
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park

7
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Tunnels Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanalei: Kapaa (Kauai Path & Photography Tours). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, trek along Kalalau Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Kekaha to Hanalei takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hanalei are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Princeville, Kilauea, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

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