8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  16​h 45​min
End: New York City

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilohana and Kauai Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Poipu Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Poipu with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kekaha, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, see the interesting displays at Galerie 103, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, and steep yourself in history at Prince Kuhio Park.

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New York City to Poipu is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Poipu. In May, Poipu is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Menehune Fishpond, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hanalei Beach. Step out of Hanalei with an excursion to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, hike along Kalalau Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and see the interesting displays at Waioli Mission House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanalei trip planner .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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