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 30​min
2
Waimea
— 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 21st (Sun): stroll through Hanalei Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach, and then stroll through Tunnels Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hanalei, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Hanalei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Hanalei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Hanalei: highs are around 84°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)
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Hanalei Bay ©
Hanalei Bay
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach

3
nights
Waimea

On the 24th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some fabulous bargains at Original Red Dirt Shirts, then stop by Talk Story Bookstore, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Pond Beach Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Polihale State Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan trip to Waimea with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Hanalei to Waimea in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Eleele, Hanapepe, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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