19 days in Kauai Itinerary

19 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Lihue, Taxi to Poipu
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Poipu
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Hanalei
— 4 nights
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Kapaa
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Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Na Pali Makai (in Kekaha) and Waimea (Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park, Canyon Trail, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Poipu Beach Park, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Poipu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City to Poipu is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get much warmer in Poipu: highs are around 78°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hanalei side-trips: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Koke'e Mountains). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, and kick back and relax at Anini Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip planning website.

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hanalei are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Kayaking & Canoeing has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then Head underground at Fern Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then stroll around Lydgate State Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kapaa road trip planner.

Drive from Hanalei to Kapaa in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Kapaa are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kapaa

Tours · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

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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.