7 days in Kauai Itinerary

7 days in Kauai Itinerary

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7 days in Kauai Itinerary

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

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore 7 Artists Gallery and Kokee Natural History Museum. Take a break from Hanalei with a short trip to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and look for gifts at Ching Young Village Shopping Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanalei online sightseeing planner .

New York City to Hanalei is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hanalei is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Hanalei to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Kokee Natural History Museum, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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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

2
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kilohana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, and then see the interesting displays at Galerie 103. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kauai Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Poipu sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lihue, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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