7 days in Kauai Itinerary

7 days in Kauai Itinerary

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7 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  14​h
1
Hanalei
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Anini Beach, enjoy the sea views from Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and finally view the masterpieces at 7 Artists Gallery. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Hanalei Farmer’s Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanalei trip planner .

Chicago to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Hanalei is minus 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Hanalei reach 78°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Ke'e Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach

3
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. You'll get in some beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Talk Story Bookstore and Seductions of Kauai Gallery. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Art House Hawaii, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Poipu visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In March in Poipu, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Art House Hawaii, Talk Story Bookstore, Polihale State Park
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

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