8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Houston

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Kapaa (Sleeping Giant Trail & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and stop by Ching Young Village Shopping Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanalei route maker tool .

Houston to Hanalei is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in October, Hanalei is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kapaa, Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei 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. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Aunty Liliko'i). There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Prince Kuhio Park, and kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

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

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours

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