17 days in Kauai Itinerary

17 days in Kauai Itinerary

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17 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
End: Anchorage

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 some cultural insight at Kilohana and Ninini Point Lighthouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Makawehi Bluff and Polihale State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Waimea (Canyon Trail & Waimea Canyon State Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, stroll through Kalapaki Beach, hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Poipu road trip website .

Anchorage to Poipu is an approximately 11-hour combination of car, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in January, with highs in Poipu at 79°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Hanapepe, Waimea, Moloa'a Beach
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Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

9
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hanalei Bay and Anini Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) and Tunnels Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanalei: Kapaa (Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Sleeping Giant Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Ke'e Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, and make a trip to Kalalau Lookout.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanalei trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 10th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Princeville, Ke'e Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©

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