7 days in Kauai Itinerary

7 days in Kauai Itinerary

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7 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  9​h
1
Kilauea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Portland

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Kong Lung Trading. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, then identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, and finally cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilauea online driving holiday planner .

Portland to Kilauea is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in December, expect Kilauea to be warmer, temps between 79°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Kilauea

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanalei, Waioli Mission House, Na Pali Coast State Park, Coconut Marketplace
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

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. We've included these beaches for you: Poipu Beach Park and Salt Pond Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kauai Museum and Kilohana. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Waimea (Aunty Liliko'i & Waimea Canyon State Park). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Tabora Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Poipu holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Kilauea to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Salt Pond Beach Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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