32 days in Kauai Itinerary

32 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip planner
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Fly to Lihue Airport, Drive to Hanalei
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Hanalei
— 14 nights
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Koloa
— 14 nights
Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Hanalei — 14 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Princeville Botanical Gardens and Hanalei Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanalei: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park, Polihale State Park, &more) and Kekaha (Koke`e State Park & Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), stroll through Ke'e Beach, take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Day Spa, and explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanalei trip builder site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Hanalei is an approximately 37-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Cape Town to Hanalei, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hanalei, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Koloa.
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Koloa — 14 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Makawehi Bluff. Get out of town with these interesting Koloa side-trips: Canyon Trail (in Waimea) and Kapaa (Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate, Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Allerton Garden, stroll around Poipu Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koloa visit planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Koloa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Kauai travel guide

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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.
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