7 days in Kauai Itinerary

7 days in Kauai Itinerary

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7 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Waimea Canyon State Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, visit a coastal fixture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and finally admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hanalei day trip app .

San Francisco to Hanalei is an approximately 8.5-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 Hanalei. In April, Hanalei is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Poipu Beach Park and Spouting Horn. For shopping fun, head to Seductions of Kauai Gallery or Art House Hawaii. When in Poipu, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Kekaha, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum, stop by Pohaku T's, see the interesting displays at Galerie 103, and contemplate the long history of Kilohana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu road trip planning app .

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Poipu are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lihue, Koloa, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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