23 days in Kauai Itinerary

23 days in Kauai Itinerary

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

— 5 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Queen's Bath. Get outdoors at Anini Beach and Secret Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s 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 10.5-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 84°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. 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 Spouting Horn. Step out of Poipu to go to Waimea and see Polihale State Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, stop by Hilo Hattie, and get engrossed in the history at Koloa History Center.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu online visit planner.

You can drive from Princeville to Poipu in 1.5 hours. October in Poipu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 4 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Na Pali Coast State Park and Tunnels Beach. 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 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kalalau Trail 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 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Haena

— 2 nights
Hāena State Park is a state park located on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Hanapepe

— 2 nights
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 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wailua.

Things to do in Hanapepe

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Wailua

— 2 nights
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, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keahua Arboretum, then Head 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, then Head 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 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. You'll set off for Waimea on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Wailua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea

— 3 nights
Liko Kauai Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park. 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 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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.