8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Lexington

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. Explore hidden gems such as Old Koloa Town and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Polihale State Park (in Waimea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Kalapaki Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Poipu trip planning app .

Lexington to Poipu is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lexington to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in May: high temperatures in Poipu hover around 82°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Polihale State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Old Koloa Town, Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts
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Helicopter Tours
Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 1st (Sat), kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, then admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, kick back and relax at Anini Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Princeville Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei travel route planner.

Getting from Poipu to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Hanalei sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Princeville Botanical Gardens
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Princeville Botanical Gardens ©
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls

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