5 days in Kauai Itinerary

5 days in Kauai Itinerary

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5 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. On the 4th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden and then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planner .

San Francisco to Poipu is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Poipu. In May, Poipu is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, then kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout, then stroll through Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), Ke'e Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©

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