7 days in Kauai Itinerary

7 days in Kauai Itinerary

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7 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Kilauea
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Cedar Rapids

1
day
Kilauea

Kilauea ©
Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Princeville Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilauea trip itinerary planning tool .

Cedar Rapids to Kilauea is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Cedar Rapids, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Kilauea, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Kilauea

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanalei Valley Lookout, Princeville Botanical Gardens
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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Princeville Botanical Gardens ©
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

4
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Pohaku T's. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha) and Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Art House Hawaii.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planner .

You can drive from Kilauea to Poipu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Koloa, Waimea, Scuba & Snorkeling, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kalapaki Beach
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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