5 days in Kauai Itinerary

5 days in Kauai Itinerary

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5 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Hanalei
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Ke'e Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Hanalei trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Hanalei is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Hanalei hover around 84°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Ke'e Beach, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)
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Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Bay ©
Hanalei Bay

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Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach, and then stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Poipu trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Koloa Rum Company
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Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Koloa Rum Company ©
Koloa Rum Company

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