6 days in Kauai Itinerary

6 days in Kauai Itinerary

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6 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: New York City
Foot + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Poipu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  16 h 45 min
End: New York City

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 27th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and then see the interesting displays at Galerie 103. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Poipu trip planning site .

New York City to Poipu is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Poipu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Poipu to be much warmer, temps between 79°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kilohana, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waioli Mission House, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Waimea Canyon State Park. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip planner .

Drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. January in Hanalei sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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