23 days in Kauai Itinerary

23 days in Kauai Itinerary

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1
Princeville
— 5 nights
2
Poipu
— 3 nights
3
Hanalei
— 4 nights
4
Haena
— 2 nights
5
Hanapepe
— 2 nights
6
Wailua
— 2 nights
7
Waimea
— 3 nights

5
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen's Bath. Get outdoors at Anini Beach and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Secret Beach, get your game on at Kauai Mini Golf & Botanical Gardens, and admire the natural beauty at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Princeville trip planner.

Seattle to Princeville is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Princeville is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in Princeville reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kilauea, Kauai
Highlights from your plan
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

3
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tree Tunnel as well as Na Pali Experience. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Shipwreck Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Waimea Canyon State Park and Kalapaki Beach. Step out of Poipu to go to Waimea and see Polihale State Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, take an in-depth tour of Koloa History Center, and stop by Hilo Hattie.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Poipu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Koloa History Center, Na Pali Experience, Tree Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Hanalei Bay. Take a break from Hanalei with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Kapaa, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach and admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hanalei vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Haena.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Haena

Haena ©
Hanakapiai Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach, trek along Hanakapi`ai Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Hāʻena State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout, and then hike along Nu'alolo Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Haena online attractions planner.

Haena is just a stone's throw from Hanalei. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hanapepe.

Things to do in Haena

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kauai
Highlights from your plan
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Kalalau Lookout ©
Kalalau Lookout

2
nights
Hanapepe

Hanapepe is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Salt Pond Beach Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Swinging Bridge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Pond Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, kick back and relax at Glass Beach, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanapepe online trip planner.

You can drive from Haena to Hanapepe in 2 hours. November in Hanapepe sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wailua.

Things to do in Hanapepe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glass Beach, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Swinging Bridge ©
Swinging Bridge

2
nights
Wailua

Wailua ©
Wailua is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sleeping Giant Trail as well as Opaekaa Falls. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail, kick back and relax at Hanamaulu Beach, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Keahua Arboretum, thenHead underground at Fern Grotto, and finally admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Lydgate State Park, admire the majestic nature at Wailua River State Park, thenHead underground at Wet and Dry Caves, Kauai, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wailua Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wailua trip planner.

You can drive from Hanapepe to Wailua in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Wailua can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll set off for Waimea on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Wailua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kauai, Sleeping Giant Trail
Highlights from your plan
Opaekaa Falls ©
Opaekaa Falls
Sleeping Giant Trail ©
Sleeping Giant Trail
Wailua River State Park ©
Wailua River State Park

3
nights
Waimea

Liko Kauai Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Canyon Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Kekaha (Kokee Natural History Museum, Koke`e State Park, &more).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Waimea trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Wailua to Waimea in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kekaha
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Liko Kauai Cruises ©
Liko Kauai Cruises
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park

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