8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wainiha
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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. Take a break from the city and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Poipu Beach Park. Kilohana and Kauai Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Aunty Liliko'i (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu road trip planning app .

Los Angeles to Poipu is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles to Poipu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Poipu, with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wainiha.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Wainiha

Wainiha ©
Get in touch with nature at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Na Pali Coast State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalalau Lookout and Waioli Mission House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wainiha day trip planning tool .

Getting from Poipu to Wainiha by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Wainiha sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Wainiha

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

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