8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Princeville
— 3 nights
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Poipu
— 4 nights
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Princeville

— 3 nights
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Queen's Bath and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach). Take a break from the city and head to Ke'e Beach and Hanalei Bay. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Princeville online journey maker.

San Francisco to Princeville is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Princeville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Princeville: highs are around 86°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu

— 4 nights
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 Shipwreck Beach and Polihale State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Salt Pond Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Kauai Path in Kapaa (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout, steep yourself in history at Old Kaloa Sugar Mill, visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, and kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Poipu day trip planning website.

Drive from Princeville to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.