20 days in Kauai Itinerary

20 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Poipu
— 5 nights
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Kapaa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Princeville
— 7 nights
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Poipu

— 5 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Koloa Town and Prince Kuhio Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours and Makawehi Bluff.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Poipu vacation maker app.

San Francisco to Poipu is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Poipu hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kapaa.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kapaa

— 7 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Kuilau Ridge Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Lae Nani Beach and Donkey Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, tee off at Hokuala Golf Course, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and trek along Ho'opi'i Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kapaa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Kapaa takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Princeville.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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. Get in touch with nature at Princeville Makai Golf Club and Puu Poa Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koke`e State Park and Secret Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Princeville side-trips: Kekaha (Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking & Kokee Natural History Museum) and Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout & Koke'e Mountains). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, trek along Kalepa Ridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nu'alolo Trail, and explore the activities along Turtle Cove.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Princeville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kapaa to Princeville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.