8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Tampa

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. Visit Kilohana and Kauai Veteran's Cemetery for their historical value. Visit Poipu Beach Park and Shipwreck Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Poipu with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kekaha, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Lawai International Center, admire all the interesting features of Prince Kuhio Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Raphael Church.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Poipu online trip itinerary builder .

Tampa to Poipu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Poipu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Poipu: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kauai Veteran's Cemetery, Lawai International Center, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kilohana, St. Raphael Church
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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. Get some historical perspective at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hanalei Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Kokee Natural History Museum (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, stroll through Tunnels Beach, take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout, and get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists Gallery.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Hanalei itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tunnels Beach, Kokee Natural History Museum, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
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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