6 days in Kauai Itinerary

6 days in Kauai Itinerary

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6 days in Kauai Itinerary

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

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hanalei online vacation planner .

San Francisco to Hanalei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Hanalei reach 84°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

3
nights
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 8th (Mon), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and finally explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Poipu tour itinerary app .

Getting from Hanalei to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Helicopter Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kauai Coffee Company, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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