7 days in Kauai Itinerary

7 days in Kauai Itinerary

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7 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Na Pali Coast State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kokee Natural History Museum (in Kekaha). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, trek along Kalalau Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Limahuli Garden and Preserve.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei driving holiday planner.

Boston to Hanalei is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Hanalei dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kokee Natural History Museum, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Prince Kuhio Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Poipu road trip planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In July in Poipu, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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